Anahita Dhondy

Indian Chef and Member of the Chef's Manifesto

Anahita Dhondy is an Indian chef who received her training at India’s Hotel Management Aurangabad and Le Cordon Bleu. Anahita is a well-known champion of her traditional Parsi food culture, the rich cuisine of India’s Zoroastrian community. Additionally, Anahita works to promote lost recipes and ingredients, such as the traditional grain millet, in her cooking. 

On this theme, Dhondy was involved in Tasting India’s Eat Like Your Grandma campaign – a chef-led campaign that aims to popularize and reintroduce "forgotten foods" into India’s diet. At age 23, Anahita became the chef manager of SodaBottleOpenerWala, a restaurant that cooks authentic Parsi dishes. 

Anahita aims to be a youth icon and inspiration for aspiring female chefs in India and around the world. Although young, Anahita has received the "Young Chef" and Times Food Awards.