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Vikram Vij

Celebrity Chef & former Dragon on CBC TV's Dragons' Den

Bio

Chef Vikram Vij is a man of many talents. Austrian-trained Chef, Restaurateur, award-winning cook book author, certified sommelier, Food Network host & judge, AND now - the latest "Dragon" on CBC's Dragons' Den. Cooking since he was 10 years old & with 2 successful restaurants under his belt, Vancouver-based Vij's & Rangoli, he is a man with a clear vision - to spend his life introducing fine Indian cuisine to the masses.

Vikram was a guest judge on Top Chef Canada in for both the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In June 2011, the BC Food Processors Association honoured Vikram with the Rising Star Award. In October 2011, he was awarded The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Pacific Region's Hospitality and Tourism category.

Along with his wife Meeru, Vikram has authored two cook books: Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine, (which won the Cordon d'Or Gold Ribbon International Cookbook Award), and Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey[more...]

Chef Vikram Vij is a man of many talents. Austrian-trained Chef, Restaurateur, award-winning cook book author, certified sommelier, Food Network host & judge, AND now - the latest "Dragon" on CBC's Dragons' Den. Cooking since he was 10 years old & with 2 successful restaurants under his belt, Vancouver-based Vij's & Rangoli, he is a man with a clear vision - to spend his life introducing fine Indian cuisine to the masses.

Vikram was a guest judge on Top Chef Canada in for both the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In June 2011, the BC Food Processors Association honoured Vikram with the Rising Star Award. In October 2011, he was awarded The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Pacific Region's Hospitality and Tourism category.

Along with his wife Meeru, Vikram has authored two cook books: Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine, (which won the Cordon d'Or Gold Ribbon International Cookbook Award), and Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey.

Vikram is past president and active member of the Chef's Table Society of British Columbia, which is dedicated to supporting innovative and sustainable food programs involving chefs, producers and others working in the local food industry. Additionally, Vikram has been involved with Farm Folk City Folk Organization, Ocean Wise Sustainable Seafood, UBC Farm fundraisers and the Green Table Society.

Vikram is a passionate supporter of the arts in the Indo-Canadian community, and lends his support to related events and organizations such the Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration Society.

Vikram and Meeru live in Vancouver with their two daughters.

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Topics

Keynote presentation topics may include:

  • Entrepreneurship - trials and tribulations; overcoming challenges & obstacles to generate success;
  • Behind the scenes stories from the TV shows;
  • Buidling & Marketing your brand;
  • Sharing his insights for cooking and eating well during these busy times.


Chef Vikram Vij is represented by K&M Productions for speaking engagements. For more information and booking Vikram Vij, simply contact us. (Very SERIOUS, booking-related inquiries only, for corporate events & conferences.)

 

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