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The Success Story of Aanal Kotak, Celebrity Chef Turned Restaurant Entrepreneur

Food | News18 | March 9, 2019, 10:32 am
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 Aanal Kotak’s very much a true blue Gujarati, whose story began in Ahmedabad. Born in a business family and being the only daughter, she had lived a very sheltered life and was expected to conform to the wishes of her conservative family. (Image: Instagram)

Aanal Kotak’s very much a true blue Gujarati, whose story began in Ahmedabad. Born in a business family and being the only daughter, she had lived a very sheltered life and was expected to conform to the wishes of her conservative family. (Image: Instagram)

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 The love for food and countless hours spent in the kitchen fired the imagination of a simple girl from Ahmedabad who is today a much-feted celebrity Chef in Gujarat. (Image: Instagram)

The love for food and countless hours spent in the kitchen fired the imagination of a simple girl from Ahmedabad who is today a much-feted celebrity Chef in Gujarat. (Image: Instagram)

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 Aanal’s cooking journey started at a very early age when she was just 12 years old at a family gathering when the caterer didn’t turn up, she took up a challenge to cook food for 50 people and did it with flying colours! (Image: Instagram)

Aanal’s cooking journey started at a very early age when she was just 12 years old at a family gathering when the caterer didn’t turn up, she took up a challenge to cook food for 50 people and did it with flying colours! (Image: Instagram)

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 At the age of 19, she went for a cooking competition, where she was rejected and was offered to host the show because people from the TV channel felt she is too young to become a cooking expert on the TV show. (Image: Instagram)

At the age of 19, she went for a cooking competition, where she was rejected and was offered to host the show because people from the TV channel felt she is too young to become a cooking expert on the TV show. (Image: Instagram)

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 Aanal turned down the offer and next year, when she again went for the cooking competition, she came back home with Gujarat’s ‘Youngest Cooking Expert’ title. (Image: Instagram)

Aanal turned down the offer and next year, when she again went for the cooking competition, she came back home with Gujarat’s ‘Youngest Cooking Expert’ title. (Image: Instagram)

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 Without a second thought, she ran off from her own engagement ceremony, to give an audition for a 'Rasoi' Show – regional cooking show on Colors Gujarati (Previously known as ETV). (Image: Instagram)

Without a second thought, she ran off from her own engagement ceremony, to give an audition for a 'Rasoi' Show – regional cooking show on Colors Gujarati (Previously known as ETV). (Image: Instagram)

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 Aanal’s passion didn't let her stop here but looking at her passion for cooking, her husband supported her and they launched Gujarat’s first ever fine dining restaurant The Secret Kitchen to bring Gujarati fine-dine to the world of hauté-cuisine and after the success of this restaurant, Aanal also launched her most loved restaurant, Aanal Kotak’s Akshada. (Image: Instagram)

Aanal’s passion didn't let her stop here but looking at her passion for cooking, her husband supported her and they launched Gujarat’s first ever fine dining restaurant The Secret Kitchen to bring Gujarati fine-dine to the world of hauté-cuisine and after the success of this restaurant, Aanal also launched her most loved restaurant, Aanal Kotak’s Akshada. (Image: Instagram)

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