Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chair Professor

Unarguably the most recognized face on Indian Television, Celebrity Chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, writer and television personality Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is also the Chair Professor of Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts. Chef Kapoor has hosted the TV show Khana Khazana, which is the longest running show of its kind in Asia, broadcast in 120 countries and in 2010 had more than 500 million viewers.

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Chef Vernon Coelho


A prolific writer and founding president of Western India Culinary Association (WICA), Chef Vernon Coelho has been one of the most influential practitioners of progressive culinary arts for more than four decades. He is the Indian face with an international image, spreading culinary education through his many forays overseas and in various quarters of the globe. Chef Vernon Coelho imparts theoretical knowledge in blend with practical skills to SSCA students.

Chef Atul Gokhale


Chef Atul Gokhale is a MBA from Karnataka University. An alumnus of IHM Bhubaneswar, Chef Atul is a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) from the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI, USA) and is a master trainer for this program. Having worked as Dean and Country Manager for various Hospitality and Tourism training institutes in Gulf Countries, Chef Atul started his career in kitchen to rise to level of Executive Chef in various hotel chains in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. He heads the team at Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts.

Chef Manoj Patkar

Dy Director

Chef Manoj Patkar is a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) from American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). An alumnus of IHM Goa, Chef Manoj is MBA in Hospitality Management and has studied Professional Development Programs at Cornell University, USA. He has worked in Taj Mahal hotel - Mumbai, The Oberoi Towers - Mumbai, The Leela – Mumbai, Goa Marriott’s in India and fine dine restaurants in Cyprus and Switzerland. He is and accomplished hospitality educator for over a decade. Recently he has been awarded the ‘Chef Educator of the Year 2016’ award by (WICA).

Chef Karan Umrani

Culinary Instructor

Chef Karan Umrani is certified cook from the French Culinary Institute of New York. An alumni of Maharashtra State of Catering Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology.  Chef Karan has worked in Canada and USA as a Head of the Kitchen department in diffrent organisation's. Chef Karan is passionate about the various Culinary Cultures around the globe.

Chef Mayank Chopra

Culinary Demonstrator

Chef Mayank, is an alumnus of IHM Hyderabad, is a professional in hospitality, training and academic industry. He has also completed his MBA in Human Resources from Institute of Management Technology. He has over five years of experience in academics with Manav Rachna Educational Institutions and luxury hotel chains such as JW Marriott, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts etc.

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