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Himanshu Verma Biography – Himanshu Verma Wiki
Himanshu Verma is an Indian professional chef and contestant on the 16th series of MasterChef: The Professionals on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Originally from New Delhi, India, Himanshu now lives in London where he works at Annabel’s, a private members’ club in Mayfair, London.
Himanshu was born and raised in New Delhi. He studied at the International Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi. He has worked across India and Dubai before moving to the UK in 2022. In New Delhi, he has worked at Five Palm and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Dubai. He now lives in London where he works at Annabel’s.
Speaking about how he got into cooking, he told the BBC: “Food has always been part of the family. I remember my mother making fresh flatbreads back in India and feeding them to the cows who came to visit at the windows. The first time I made something myself I was around eight years old and it was a Chai Tea for my mother. The look on her face when someone made something for her was priceless and that’s when I realised the power of cooking for someone.”
Himanshu Verma Age
Himanshu Verma was age 24 at the time of filming of the MasterChef: The Professionals 2023. He was born and raised in New Delhi, India.
Himanshu Verma MasterChef: The Professionals
Himanshu Verma is one of the MasterChef: The Professionals 2023 contestants cooking in the first heat on BBC One and iPlayer. The heat one contestants, who’ll be cooking up a storm in the hopes of securing a spot in the next round, include Cameron MacBeth, Catrin Rehnström, Himanshu and Dara Ryan.
Himanshu entered the MasterChef: The Professionals competition to make his family proud. He said: “I started doing cooking competitions in Dubai and really enjoyed them, so when I moved to the UK I wanted to continue. MasterChef: The Professionals was the first competition I came across so I applied. I speak to my mum back home in India every day and all I want really is to make my family proud.”
Describing his style of cooking and any influences on it, he said: “I was trained in India but then when I worked in Dubai I spent time in French and Japanese restaurants. I grew up eating Indian street food but have worked in high end places where presentation is key. My style of food is a combination of it all – modern European with classic Indian influences.”
Speaking about his passions outside of cooking, he said: “I love learning about food from all over India and my dream one day is to visit more regions and experience the difference in cuisines. As well as travelling, I love to sing and dance. You can usually catch me singing along whilst cooking.”
Himanshu Verma Nationality
Himanshu Verma is of Indian nationality and Asian ethnicity.