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

Chef Venkatesh Bhat Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More
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Wife: Shobhita Bhat
Age: 41 Years
Hometown: Chennai
Profession(s) Chef, Entrepreneur
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7”
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Dark Brown
Personal Life
Date of Birth 15 September 1980 (Monday)
Age (as of 2021) 41 Years
Birthplace Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign Virgo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School Sir M Venkatasubba Rao Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai
College/University • Asan Memorial, Chennai
• Cornell University, New York
• Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
Educational Qualification(s) • A course in Catering
• Graduation
• Post Graduation in General Management [1]
Food Habit Vegetarian [2]
Address GN Chetty Road, T Nagar, Chennai, India, 600017
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Shobitha Venkatesh

Children Son– None
Daughter– Radha Neelanjana Bhat
Parents Father– Name Not Known
Mother– Radha Bhat (died in a train accident in 2001)

Favourite Things
Cuisine Chinese
Holiday Destination Maldives
Sport Football

Some Lesser Known Facts About Chef Venkatesh Bhat

  • Venkatesh Bhat is an Indian hotelier and chef.
  • He grew up in a middle-class family in Chennai.
  • Bhat was not so good academically and failed 4 times in different classes in his school days. [3]
  • After completing his post-graduation, Venkatesh started working as a chef at Hotel Chola Sheraton (now, known as My Fortune), Chennai. He worked there for around two years.

    An old picture of Vankatesh Bhat

  • Thereafter, he joined Taj Coromandel, Chennai, as a management trainee in hotel operations and kitchen management. In 1998, he was promoted to the position of sous chef.
  • In 2001, he joined The Leela Palace in Bangaluru as an executive sous chef and resigned from there as a corporate chef in 2006.

    Vankatesh Bhat as a corporate chef at The Leela Palace

  • Bhat launched Billionsmiles Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. in 2007. Under his venture, he started restaurants like South Indies, Up South, and Bon South in Bangalore.
  • In 2012, Venkatesh joined The Accord Metropolitan Hotel and as of 2021, he is the CEO of the hotel.
  • In 2014, Bhat appeared as a chef in the Tamil cooking reality TV show “Samayal Samayal with Venkatesh Bhat.”

    Venkatesh Bhat in Samayal Samayal with Venkatesh Bhat

  • He has also appeared in the TV shows “Cook with Comali” (2019) and “Cooku with Kirikku” (2021).

    Venkatesh Bhat in Cook with Comali

  • Vankatesh started a YouTube channel “Venkatesh Bhat’s Idhayam Thotta Samaya” in May 2020. He uploads his cooking videos on his channel and has around 2.6 Million subscribers to it (as of 2021).
  • Bhat is also the CEO of The Accord Puducherry and Highland Hotel in Ooty.
  • Vankatesh is also working as a chef at Royal Indianaa Restaurant, Chennai (as of 2021).

    Vankatesh Bhat cooking food in a restaurant

  • In his free time, Bhat likes to travel and watch films.
  • He is well-versed in five languages- Tamil, Kannada, English, Tulu, and Hindi.
  • Even though Bhat is a vegetarian, he is proficient at cooking non-vegetarian food.
  • Vankatesh believes that he is a ‘CEO’ by day and a ‘Chef’ by evening. [4]
  • He was awarded a Blacksheep Digital Award for ‘Top 10 YouTubers of 2020’ in 2021.

    Vankatesh Bhat receiving Blacksheep Digital Award

  • His guru is Chef Nat.

    Vankatesh Bhat with his guru

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