Chef Venkatesh Bhat Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Venkatesh Bhat

Venkatesh Bhat is an Indian chef and hotelier from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. As of 2021, he is the CEO of The Accord Metropolitan Hotel, Chennai.

Wiki/Biography

Venkatesh Bhat was born on Monday, 15 September 1980 (age 41 years; as of 2021) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He did his schooling at Chennai’s Sir M Venkatasubba Rao Matriculation Higher Secondary School. He was not good at studies in his school days and failed 4 times in different classes. [1]Venkatesh Bhat- Facebook After completing his schooling, Venkatesh studied catering at Asan Memorial and obtained a graduate degree from Cornell University. He majored in General Management at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. [2]The Hindu

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7″

Hair Colour: Dark Brown

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Venkatesh Bhat

Family

Parents & Siblings

Not much is known about his father. His mother’s name is Radha Bhat. She passed away in 2001 in a train accident.

Venkatesh Bhat's mother

Venkatesh Bhat’s mother

Wife & Children

He is married to Shobitha Venkatesh. The couple has a daughter named Radha Neelanjana Bhat.

Venkatesh Bhat with his wife and daughter

Venkatesh Bhat with his wife and daughter

Career

Corporate Career

In 1994, Venkatesh joined Hotel Chola Sheraton (now, known as My Fortune), Chennai, as a chef. He worked there for two years and then joined Taj Coromandel, Chennai, as a management trainee in hotel operations and kitchen management.

An old picture of Venkatesh Bhat

An old picture of Venkatesh Bhat

Later, he was promoted to the position of sous chef in 1998. In 2001, he worked as an executive sous chef at The Leela Palace in Bangaluru, and in 2004, he was promoted to corporate chef. Bhat worked there till 2006 and subsequently resigned from his job. In 2007, Bhat launched Billionsmiles Hospitality Pvt. Ltd., which encompasses restaurants like South Indies, Up South, and Bon South in Bangalore. In 2012, he joined The Accord Metropolitan Hotel and is currently (as of 2021) serving as the CEO of the hotel. He is also the CEO of The Accord Puducherry and Highland Hotel in Ooty. Apart from being a CEO, Venkatesh also works as a chef at Royal Indianaa Restaurant, Chennai.

Venkatesh Bhat cooking food

Venkatesh Bhat cooking food

Television

In 2014, he appeared in the Tamil cooking show “Samayal Samayal with Venkatesh Bhat.” In the show, he cooked 100 of his top recipes that everyday cooks and viewers could try.

Venkatesh Bhat in Samayal Samayal with Venkatesh Bhat

Venkatesh Bhat in Samayal Samayal with Venkatesh Bhat

He has also been a part of the cooking shows “Cook with Comali” (2019) and “Cooku with Kirikku” (2021).

Venkatesh Bhat in Cook with Comali

Venkatesh Bhat in Cook with Comali

Vankatesh Bhat owns a YouTube channel named “Venkatesh Bhat’s Idhayam Thotta Samaya” on which he uploads his cooking videos. The channel was created in May 2020 and has more than 2.26 Million subscribers.

Address

GN Chetty Road, T Nagar, Chennai, India, 600017

Favourite Things

  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Holiday Destination: Maldives
  • Sport: Football

Facts/Trivia

  • He loves travelling and watching films in his leisure time.
  • Bhatt is fluent in five languages- Tamil, Kannada, English, Tulu, and Hindi.
  • He follows a vegetarian diet. [3]The Hindu
  • Despite being a strict vegetarian, Venkatesh is also proficient at cooking non-vegetarian food.
  • Bhat often says that he was a ‘CEO’ by day and a ‘Chef’ by evening. [4]Venkatesh Bhat- Facebook
  • In 2021, he received a Blacksheep Digital Award for ‘Top 10 YouTubers of 2020.’

    Venkatesh Bhat receiving Blacksheep Digital Award

    Venkatesh Bhat receiving Blacksheep Digital Award

  • Bhat considers Chef Nat his mentor.

    Venkatesh Bhat with his guru

    Venkatesh Bhat with his guru

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