We are thrilled to announce that Chef Roshni Gurnani, winner of Food Network’s “Chopped,” will be joining us as a demonstrating chef at the 2018 Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest. Chef Roshni will be offering cooking demonstrations both Saturday & Sunday of the Wine and Food Festival.
Chef Roshni Gurnani is just one of the many demonstrating chefs and surprises that we have in store for you at the 17th Annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest. You can read more about our demonstrating chefs and learn about what food concessions, trucks, and vendors to expect here: https://www.hudsonvalleywinefest.com/food-2/
Chef Roshni’s Bio:
A native of Canada, Roshni has always been interested and passionate about food. Since the tender age of 7, she wanted to be a chef and her career began at the age of 13. She started her path to become a chef at a local diner bussing tables and prepping vegetables. After graduating from The Culinary Institute of Canada, Roshni began her travels around the world to gain knowledge and experience in different cultures and foods. She has cooked in 5-star hotels, Country Clubs, restaurants, colleges and private homes in Asia, UK, Canada and the US. Today Roshni is a highly innovated and passionate chef with over 15 years of industry experience. She has a unique fusion style of cooking, blending different cultures together. Her hard work and dedication have brought her to where she is today.
In 2009 Roshni was awarded Chopped Champion on the hit Food Network show Chopped. In 2009 she was also the first Chef in Boston to introduce healthy restaurant style quality food into college campuses and was featured in the Boston Globe Newspaper. This triggered the healthy food scene throughout colleges in Massachusetts. Roshni’s wide travels and vast knowledge and hunger for the culinary world has awarded her as being one of the top 5 Indian chefs in the USA by India Currents magazine, in 2011. In 2011 Roshni was also invited to be the featured chef for Masala, Mendhi, Masti in Toronto Canada, North America’s largest South Asian festival. In 2012 Roshni was a contestant on the very popular FOX TV show Hell’s Kitchen with Michelin Star chef Gordon Ramsey. Over her vast travels, Roshni found her self in Las Vegas in 2016, where she was awarded Top Chef Las Vegas. In 2017 she competed in Food Networks top show Cut Throat Kitchen. When she isn’t traveling the world, Roshni is a Culinary Professor at the Art Institute of America in Houston Texas. She is also a chef consultant and private chef. She feels that “there is never an end to flavors and food. Food is a journey, not a destination”.