A B.A. student of PGDAV college, Mirvaan Vinayak (19), recently got selected in the 5th Season of a cooking reality show, Master Chef India. “I was 14 when I first tried my hand at cooking.Cooking is my passion, just like acting. I wanted to study hotel management, but my father wanted me to be part of his wholesale business.”, says Vinayak.
Vinayak harks back to his first experiment in the kitchen. He says it was with seafood. “My father tried this one recipe on a show but failed miserably. I offered to try it and as it turned out, everyone loved it.” However his father was still not in favor of his cooking. It was Vinayak’s friends who pushed him into giving the auditions for the reality show.
“I’m the youngest contender, so I’m usually everyone’s centre of attention. Chef Vikas pulls my leg the most among the three judges, and always has a smile on his face when he tastes my dish.”– says the to-be-Master Chef (fingers crossed).
This young star is indulged into plenty of other activities. He is also a drama enthusiast. He has actively participated in his college dramas, but now, is on a completely different (and higher) stage. “College had started to bore me, but the drama society came to my rescue, and I was happy to do at least that,” he adds.
The young chef is currently shooting for the show in Jodhpur. On being asked what he misses during the show, he mentioned how he misses the flavor some Delhi Food. “I tried pani-puri in Mumbai during my shoot, nowhere is it close to Delhi’s gol gappe, they are the best.” says Vinayak. But, there is one thing that buggers him about Delhi. “There are a lot of hotel management institutes, but not many culinary schools. There should be, so that youngsters like me who want to pursue their passion in cooking can get trained.” He signs off.
ALL HAIL VINAYAK!
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Source & Cover Image: Hindustan Times