Maneet Chauhan’s World of Flavor

At this year’s Food & Wine Classic Aspen, the celebrated chef shows how to cook Indian style with ease
Maneet Chauhan’s restaurants celebrate global cuisine. Photo by David Bradley and Osprey Media

By Nicolas Magrino

Her first cookbook, Flavors of My World, started Maneet Chauhan on the path to culinary glory, which has included founding five restaurants focused on both Indian and global cuisine. (Her newest, eet by Maneet Chauhan, opened in Disney Springs late last year.) Chauhan makes frequent appearances on Food Network, notably scoring a victory in 2021 on Guy Fieri’s Tournament of Champions II. During her upcoming seminar, ”Symphony of Spices: The Ultimate Guide to an Indian Party,” at the 2024 Food & Wine Classic Aspen, guests will learn how to host an Indian dinner, becoming familiarized with preparing chicken curry, saffron pulau, mixed vegetable pakora (“Indian fritters”) with mint chutney, mango rose lassi, and desserts like the carrot-based gajar halwa.

No stranger to Aspen, Chauhan appeared at last year’s Food & Wine Classic. Her 2024 seminar will focus on making Indian dishes accessible for all: “It’s just a matter of celebrating the beauty and the depth of Indian food,” Chauhan says. The Food & Wine Classic takes place from June 14-16 in Aspen;