Monday, July 6, 2020

Chef Sanjay Thumma

Darpan News Desk, 27 Jan, 2020

    YouTube calls Chef Sanjay Thumma the DNA of YouTube India. Chef Thumma also won the prestigious Gold Medal in All-India Competition for Culinary Arts for his delicious and innovative recipes.

    Sanjay Thumma, popularly known as Vahchef, is an admirable Indian chef and entrepreneur in culinary arts in Indian cooking. He graduated from one of the most prestigious hotel management colleges, the Indian Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, in Hyderabad, India. He began his career working with the prestigious ITC Hotels at Delhi, Chennai, Agra, Baroda and Jaipur. As a chef in various 5-star hotels, he served many heads of nations at Delhi and later shifted base to Chicago in 1998, where he started his own restaurant Sizzle India. In a span of seven years, he went ahead expanding his chain of restaurants to four and later sold them. Thereafter he launched his own food website, namely, and moved back to Hyderabad.

    YouTube honoured him with the lifetime views in the YouTube channel tag which reached up to 100,040,546 views from 2008 to 2012. Now, his channel has over 700 million viewers. In fact, YouTube calls him the DNA of YouTube India. Chef Thumma also won the prestigious Gold Medal in All-India Competition for Culinary Arts for his delicious and innovative recipes. He has been a judge on many TV cooking shows and live events in India and abroad. He is the founder of Indiblaze Restaurants and successfully created a healthy fast service restaurant brand.

    Vahchef took initiative to drive the campaign “Be Fit Be Cool” under the leadership of AAPI – American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, to educate children between the age group of four to eight years about healthy eating. He works voluntarily for a noble cause by helping people affected by natural calamities, donating to an orphanage, and education poor children.

    Recently, Vahchef has been assigned as a “Culinary Ambassador” for the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA) India. He is a popular chef pan-India, especially amongst the foodies. His cooking shows are most admired in the USA, Canada, UAE and other countries overseas

    He has a vision to create a platform for talented young/new YouTubers. He has a mission of making Hyderabad a “Chefs City” by supporting and encouraging all talented, enthusiastic, and hardworking chefs to grow together.

    Chicken Tangdi Kebab

    Veggie Pops


    Thai Chakli 

    He is a chef for life and it reflects in his joy for food and all his work.

    Aanarsa by Chef Ranveer Brar

    A passionate foodie since his early days, chef Ranveer Brar believes God lives in food! 

    Mithai Falooda

    This Masterchef India (Season 4) co-judge is a professional food stylist and a television show host with successful food shows, namely, Breakfast Xpress, Snack Attack, Homemade, Thank God It's Friday, Health Bhi Taste Bhi and a travel series, The Great Indian Rasoi.

    Sugarfree Rasgulla By Chef Raveer Brar

    Chef Brar has also represented India at the World Pastry Forum (WPF).

    Beetroot Kachori

    With over 15 years of experience in the food industry and over 10 years as executive and corporate chef across India and the USA, chef Ranveer has been recognized for his contribution to various cuisines by institutions such as The American Institute of Wine & Food (AIWF), Academy for International Culinary Art's (AICA) and James Beard House

    Hot Chocolate Kulfi

    When I was younger my grandma would bring me a Fudgsicle when she would pick me up from school during the summer.