Curry and Beyond at Namaste 2020

Namaste 2020: Global Utsava of Indian Soft Power

Curry and Beyond

September 05, 2020, Saturday | 05:30 - 07:00 PM IST

India has the oldest recipes, etched in temple walls, in manuscripts and now alive and well in big and small cities all over the world. A gastronomical delight, India has a combined knowledge of the molecular action of food with its sensory appeal. With seasonal and locally sourced ingredients and environmentally conscious dishes, Indian food has set a benchmark for chefs’ world over.

Moderator: Shri. Hari Kiran Vadlamani – Founder, Indic Academy

Chair: Mr. Nicolas Beaumont, Senior VP, Sustainable Development, Michelin Group (France) – Sustainable
Gastronomy and Indian Practices


  • Mr. Toine Hoeksel (The Netherlands), Senior Culinary Director, Marriott International, Asia Pacific  –
    Myriad Flavours and Fragrance of the Indian Platter
  • Shri. Srijith Gopinathan, Michelin star chef (USA) – Creating Cal-Indian Cuisine
  • Shri. Vijaya Baskaran, Vice President,, Indian Federation of Culinary Association - Indian Hospitality Industry and Training of World class Chefs.