Celebrations galore!



The countdown to the end of the year has already begun, so here’s wishing everyone a belated Merry Christmas – hope you all had a great time with fun, food, family and friends! Just a few more days left when we all will usher into the New Year – let us all make some realistic resolutions and complete them in full spirits!

We celebrated Christmas in the office with the colour theme of red and white and some surprise gifts for all from the Secret Santa. Unwrapping presents in any form is always exciting and it sure makes one a child again!

In Bahrain today for The Yellow Chilli’s first anniversary celebrations. Time really flies – its already a year since I had gone to open the store there. TYC at Seef Mall, Bahrain is no more an infant. People all over Bahrain visit and patronize this place.

Today, the day will begin with an interview at Your FM Studio, following that, a meeting and lunch at Sun City Venture’s new office with directors. Next in line will be the cake cutting ceremony and press interactions later in the evening and finally the day shall end with a Road Show at The Yellow Chilli store. It’s always ecstatic to be a part of any event related to TYC…and similar is the case with this one. All charged up for a great day filled with some amazing food, interactions with enthusiastic people and an exciting time!

After all of this, I have a morning flight to Dubai on December 28, 2012. Dubai has 3 restaurants of mine namely Options, Khazana and Signature. All doing well and creating waves…various events, meetings and trials lined up. A two-day trip and I shall be back to India on December 30, 2012.

Just after my return, will be again tied-up with the shoots of Master Chef India Season 3. The technical will happen on January 2, 2012 and then the actual shoots will begin. Meanwhile, in office, there is a round of shoots for Youtube with Chef Anupa doing videos for beginners. Keep a watch on our channel “sanjeevkapoorkhazana” to catch the easy recipes. Will keep on updating as and when more of the schedules unfold.

All set for today and more to come in the coming days…

Till I write again.
Sanjeev Kapoor


TYC completes over a decade of innovative Indian cuisine

Back after a relaxed day in Jodhpur in Royal company. Had a new experience in tasting Chappan Bhog made specially by the priests invited from all over the country at the Royal Mehramgarh Fort. Weather in Jodhpur was pleasant and so were the people and their hospitality.
Another secret was out yesterday. Yes, I am judging Master Chef Season 3 alongwith Chef Vikas Khanna and Chef Kunal Kapoor. Looking forward to an interesting contest and contestants. Will wait for your feedback.
Also, it gives me immense pleasure to celebrate yet another milestone achieved by my restaurant The Yellow Chilli. Will be travelling to Pune tomorrow for the unveiling of a brand new and extensive Menu at TYC, Pune alongwith the launching of the International Award winning book “The Yellow Chilli Cookbook” that is a part of the grand celebrations to be held.
The day will begin with an interview at Radio One, Pune after which I’ll be heading for TYC, Pune where the Press Conference including the book launch and launch of the new Menu are planned.
ICPL (Indian Cookery Pvt Ltd) headed by Nanette D’sa is already doing a great job in managing the TYC chain and other restaurant brands like Sura Vie in Delhi, Khazana in Dubai and Doha, Signature and Options in Dubai. We have already opened 25 outlets and would be adding substantial numbers in the coming months with many of them signed up in the recent past. It’s been a long time since the first TYC opened in 2001, and by God’s grace and continuous hardwork by my team, we have time and again proved our mettle by serving our patrons with excellent and innovative Indian cuisine. Apart from the food, the common thread that binds all the TYC restaurants is its contemporary and chic décor with exquisite elements consisting of beautiful furnishings, soft music and delicate glassware and cutlery.
We had a great time in creating custom dishes for the brand new Menu that would fit perfectly to the changing tastes, keeping in mind with the tradition of not using artificial colours and preservatives and using traditional art of tandoor and slow cooking in preparing delectable dishes appealing one and all. There is a special Kids Menu as well – so the little ones can also enjoy dining out!
After both the launches, there will be a cooking demonstration, and later in the day, the queen of Pune cookery contest will also be crowned which will be followed with a magnificent dinner to end the eventful day.
As excited as I can be for tomorrow and really looking forward for the action-packed day in Pune! Will definitely share the visuals after the event…
Till I write again.
Sanjeev Kapoor