Vikas Khanna is an Indian Michelin star chef , restaurateur , cookbook writer and humanitarian . He is seen as one of the judges in Masterchef India that streamed on Star Plus.
Vikas has already won people over by conducting massive food distribution drives amid covid -19 . He has distributed over 14 million meals in 135 cities across India. For helping Mumbai dabbawalas , he collaborated with US consulate in Mumbai . He has handed over 10,000 kilograms of supplies to 2,000 dabbawalas .
Recently during an interview, The BBC anchor was interviewing him on his initiative of helping the hungry during the pandemic thousand miles away from Manhattan .
Saying that Khanna is now famous , he mentions that Khanna has cooked for Obamas and has been on Gordon Ramsay’s show. But it wasn’t always that way , was it ?
The anchor then says that Khanna doesn’t come from a rich family . To this Khanna replied , ‘I understand , but my sense of hunger didn’t came from India so much , because I was raised in Amritsar , where we have a huge community kitchen where everyone gets fed ’.The chef points that the entire city can eat at the community kitchen in Amritsar .
He adds that his sense of hunger came from New York , where he was struggling . Where he used to sleep around anywhere and sometimes didn’t even have enough money to buy himself two meals a day. In New York , he learned the true meaning of hunger.
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