Garima Arora:India's first female Michelin star chef
In November 2018,Chef Garima Arora has become the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star for her restaurant Gaa in Bangkok, Thailand.She was born in Mumbai,India and completed studies here but Initially she pusued career in journalism later in 2008 she moved to France .She studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and graduated in 2010. She worked with Gordon Ramsay and René Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen before opening her own restaurant.
She was influenced great from here father who was a culinary expert.He travelled a lot and recreated the dishes he had sampled, and would experiment with new combinations.Later working at under René Redzepi, she learned how to think of food intellectually, and not just as a physical task. Her experience with Gordon Ramsay there, she learnt to let go of her ego and become a team player. At Gaggan Anand’s eponymous restaurant, she was taught the beauty of Asian hospitality, given that it is the best service in the world.
In November 2018, she and her restaurant were awarded a Michelin star, with Arora being the first female Indian chef to receive the distinction.In March 2019, Restaurant Gaa made its debut on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list at No. 16, claiming the Highest New Entry Award.
Arora launched Food Forward India, an initiative prioritizing the future of Indian food. The inaugural event, which took place in Mumbai on 17 October, 2019, brought together Mumbai's brightest minds in the Indian food community to engage in a day filled with talks, food tastings and panel discussions.