We were all very excited to attend the Masterclass by Dinesh Patel whom we all followed religiously during the Masterchef Season 5. His passion and zeal for cooking was very well evident in his style. He is a shy and reserved kind of a person and doesn’t speak too much, yet in our conversation with him he spoke his heart out about his passion for cooking. He said “I always wanted to be in the kitchen and experiment with ingredients. I own a patisserie in London, which is doing really good, by the grace of almighty”.
Dinesh gives the credit of his immense love for cooking to his grandmother who remains his inspiration till date. With a background in law, Dinesh pursued his food dreams by stepping into one of the finest cooking reality shows. At the age of twenty-one, the baking expert has set unattainable culinary benchmarks on the show!
The afternoon began with Mr. Paritosh Ladhani, Executive Director, Radisson Blu, Agra, welcoming the guest and Chef Dinesh Patel. Mr. Ladhani has driven the property towards greater heights with powerful strides into the hospitality domain. He hails from a business family that happens to be the biggest Bottler for Coca-Cola India. His family has been the No.1 bottling group for the company for the last 20 years, and this continual supremacy inspired him to venture into other business ideas, such as, hospitality.
With a background in law, Dinesh has followed his heart for baking and embarked on to pursue his passion on such an illustrious platform (Masterchef India) which has enabled him to set his foot forward to his home country India and connect with his roots. Chef Dinesh Patel, who is better known as the ‘dessert king’ whipped up a two course meal which included a non-vegetarian starter and a mouthwatering dessert for the media and the guests present.
Showing solidarity to the city, Dinesh named his starter “Agra Petha Savoury Salad” and the dessert was called, the “Shahi Tukra Summer Pudding.”
Speaking on the event, Dinesh Patel says, “I feel extremely thrilled to be a part of the master class hosted by the gorgeous Radisson Blu hotel in the beautiful city of Agra. It’s always an amazing feeling to meet new people and cook for them. I’m so grateful to have gotten the opportunity to share my love of cooking and food with so many more people through this master class.”
The enormously talented, Chef Dinesh Patel seeks inspiration from his grandmother’s cooking skills which has enabled him to develop a strong zest towards cooking. Adding an element of culinary delight, Dinesh kept his demonstrations interactive, highlighting the tips and inspirations for each of the dishes.
Speaking on the event, Executive Director, Alka Ladhani says,”It has been a wonderful experience hosting the talented Dinesh Patel and his Masterclass at Radisson Blu Agra. We are very proud of our food heritage in Agra, and who better than Dinesh Patel to embark on this culinary journey with us. I am very grateful to our guests who took out time to be a part of this mid-week culinary getaway.”
Chef Dinesh’s unique techniques and approaches in combining ingredients and creating magic through his delightful food kept the guests and participants immersed throughout the session. Dinesh’s cooking is a reflection of himself, the way he is fused with an Indian heritage and western influence; which is the best fusion of both the worlds.With a beautiful ambience at Radisson Blu, Agra and some appetizing food, this master class was truly a treat for every individual present there.