Chef Prasad Chirnomula, Chef KN Vinod and Restaurateur Vishal Bakshi, will judge the competition
New York, NY
Thomas Keller once said “A recipe has no soul. You, as the cook, must bring soul to the recipe.” This is exactly what the Varli Cook Off Live is all about. It is an event to test the passion of food-lovers and how well they can cook under pressure.
Born and raised across various parts of Asia and the Middle East, eclectic cuisines were a part of Varli Singh’s life from the beginning. However, her move to New York City was the true kickstarter of her love affair with Indian cuisine. Witnessing the passion that world-renowned chefs had for perfecting their craft and the celebrity-like following they received for creating a great dining experience, Varli developed a unique vision for changing the landscape of Indian food.
In reviewing mainstream food guides like Zagat, the New York Times, and Michelin reviews, Varli realized that Indian restaurateurs and chefs needed a stronger voice to receive their due recognition. The Varli Vision was born with a commitment to sensationalizing the cuisines she grew up loving and to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to appreciate all that these foods have to offer. Varli also happens to be a social influencer, a singer, and an actor, and she has also produced music videos and short films.
The Varli Cook Off Live is now back with a bang, in association with Martinsville Gardens, New Jersey. The event will be taking place on Sunday, January 9th, 2022. Celebrity Chef and James Beard Honoree, Chef Prasad Chirnomula who, alongside Famed Restaurateur and Celebrity Chef KN Vinod and Restaurateur Vishal Bakshi, will judge the Varli Cook Off Live, 2022.
Chef Prasad has been featured in The New York Times for his work. They celebrated Chef Prasad’s cuisine as “unusual, exciting, and so varied that I am never bored”. The esteemed Rosengarten Report called him “the most exciting Indian Chef in the United States”.
Chef KN Vinod and his culinary approach has been celebrated by so many magazines over the years such as The Washington Post, Washingtonian, The New York Times, India Abroad, Style Magazine, and Zagat, among others. His restaurants have served host to foreign dignitaries, presidents, and celebrities.
Restaurateur Vishal Bakshi has always been a pillar of backbone to Varli. He has always been one call away for any kind of advice and help Varli has needed. Competing Chefs will demonstrate their skills in crafting signature dishes, displaying first-hand the unique art of Indian cooking. Just one of the many reasons to put the Varli Food Festival on your calendar!
The event will showcase the culinary creation of our top four contestants and promote awareness about the mouth-watering Indian cuisine and its extraordinary culture.
A fundraiser hosted by Diya Singh will be held during the event. All the products will be sold by VarliWare and the 100% proceeds will go to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, Long Island.
To make the event more fun and gripping, a special food and dessert tasting drive will also be conducted by VarliWare.
In order to keep the audience thrilled, and the contestants high-spirited, the judges will do live judging and decide the winner and the runner-up on the very same day. Get ready to experience an extravaganza like none other. Save the dates and book your calendars, Sunday, January 9th, 2022.