Saby, who has a cult following in the culinary world, hails from a mofussil town in West Bengal – Asansol. As the President of the Young Chefs’ Forum of the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA), the dynamic Chef who played an instrumental role in setting up Olive Bar and Kitchen (India’s largest restaurant group) and finally headed the kitchens as Culinary Director till 2012. Armed with the knowledge that he has gathered over the years, Saby is almost an institution in himself. The award-winning culinary professional was decorated by the President of India with the Best Chef Award – one among the numerous accolades for this academic topper from the prestigious Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata:
- Silver Hat – Chef Awards, Indian Culinary Forum (The Ashok, New Delhi)
- Culinary Leadership Award 2017 – International Chefs Conclave, IFCA (Pullman, Delhi)
- Best Chef of India – Varli Awards (New York)
Recognition in the form of these awards, Chef finds reminiscent of his contribution to the profession, though his biggest reward comes from “cooking for a fellow human being.” Incidentally, he has wowed the likes of the Ambanis and the Bachchans with his culinary skills. A philanthropist, an educator and mentor to young Chefs, this dynamic Chef-entrepreneur is the founder member of prominent Indian Chef’s associations – IFCA, WICA (West India), SICA (South India) – and is also a member of and mentor in the Indian Culinary Federation (ICF). Promoting sustainable food and slow food brings him on the global Slow Food alliance – Craft Chef’s Guild.
Featured prominently in all contemporary electronic and print media – Fat ya Fit Chef (CNN-IBN), a culinary judge on MasterChef India, among others - Chef Saby has wowed audiences with his new age cookery show – The Urban Cook (Zee Khanna Khazana, which is now Living Foodz). The success of this‘FOODPRENEUR’ Chef’s restaurant projects has been documented by YourStory while his best-seller restaurant Lavaash by Saby in the capital got featured in the Nat Geo Traveller A regular panelist in various knowledge forums across the country, Chef Saby features as a case study across B-schools in the UK through Ten minutes with.com to inspire students.