Palak is a chef, TV personality, writer and one of the food industry’s newest and sassiest rising stars, gaining critical acclaim from victories in famed shows like Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay on Food Network. Palak also battled it out against 24 other seasoned chefs in the Sears Chef’s Challenge, winning 20K for Los Angeles Food Bank. Palak’s been a guest on Rewrapped on Food Network, TODAY Show, FOX, CBS, ABC, and Bravo, partnering with high profile brands such as BMW, Barclays, and Hello Fresh. Her work has been featured on Mashable, Marie Claire The FIX, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and India Abroad. Palak’s love of food and travel has taken her to over 50 countries. She’s a regular food and travel contributor to Table Magazine.
Palak started her career moonlighting as a personal chef in 2006 and later completed her initial training with the acclaimed Culinary Business Academy of the United States Personal Chef Institute in San Francisco. Palak eventually enrolled and earned her culinary degree from the prestigious International Culinary Center in New York. Upon graduating, she put her knives to work in the south of France to perfect her techniques. Most recently, she has created one-of-a-kind menus for several sold-out Dinner Lab supper clubs regaling food enthusiasts in Miami, San Francisco, Washington DC, New York and Atlanta.
As a chef in New York, she specializes in creating personalized, innovative menus and elegant catered affairs for clients ranging from small dinner parties to Fortune 1000 events where her cuisine is tailored to guests’ specific tastes and dietary needs. Palak also teaches private cooking classes and creates nutritious, delicious and easy-to-make recipes focusing on using spices and herbs. Her Indian background, culinary prowess, and travels have made her into a masterful artist at using everyday spices to deliver bold flavors in every dish she creates.