2 July 2018
Chef Profiles

Arup Dasgupta

Crimson Micro Cress Edible Garnish

Chef Arup loves food. He loves cooking it, he loves eating it & he loves sharing his joy in it with other people. He describes himself as a wanderer & culinary sponge. Loving to travel & develop his craft, he has spent over 20 years travelling the world, cooking in some of the finest Western & Indian restaurants.

Arup first developed his passion for flavours & spices while helping his mother cook traditional Bengali food. Later he studied catering, learning the basics of classic Western & Indian cuisine. He then moved to Delhi, the vibrant capital of India, where he worked in 5-star hotels, learning from the best in the business.

When wanderlust struck, Arup moved to Kuwait City to head a fine dining restaurant. After 3 years, he went to do a Master’s degree in France. While there, he worked at Le Vieux Castillon, a 1 star Michelin restaurant where he excelled under the tutelage of Chef Gille Dauteille.

Next, he opened a fine dining Indian restaurant – Le Indien – on the French Riviera. There he combined Indian flavours with French presentation to create beautiful, sophisticated & delicious food.

Arup’s next stop was the UK, where he has spent 11 years as Executive Chef at various great hotels producing high class Modern European food. In 2016, luxury hotel, The Lalit, London sought him out to produce stunningly beautiful & innovative Indian food for Bollywood film stars, business magnates, and politicians including the Mayor of London.

In his new avatar as a private chef, Arup relishes the creativity and freedom he has to create the perfect menu to amaze & delight his diners.

I have been using produce from Nurtured in Norfolk for nearly 13 years now. I have been using micro herbs, edible flowers, sea veg and baby veg in France and other countries I have worked but to be honest I am amazed by the variety of products you have. There are many herbs and flowers which I had neither seen nor used earlier in my career. Im quite please to have discovered Nurtured in Norfolk. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their products to any chef who wishes to be creative.

Connect with Arup and discover more of his work at @arupdasgupta