Hari Nayak

Chef, Restaurateur, Author


Global in Approach, Indian at Heart

Hari Nayak – Chef, Restaurateur, Author

Hari Nayak is more than a chef, today he is a restaurateur, author as well as a culinary consultant in North America. Hari Nayak started his epicurean journey from the Culinary Institute of America and today, he is one of the most sought after chefs for his unique style. When it comes to Indian food, the common misconception is that the preparation style must be complex. Hari has managed to elucidate that Indian cooking can be prepared in a simplistic style, with all the modern trappings, yet appealing to the common household cook at the same time. After working in India then traveling to the culinary institute, he went on to work in restaurants in New York, London & Paris. Today, he is the author of the 6 bestselling books like Modern Indian Cooking and My Indian Kitchen, these books feature the simple yet eclectic style of Hari’s dishes.  Hari Nayak has managed to provide a new modern outlook on Indian cuisine, one that is creating a sensation of sorts in North America today. His latest  book  The Café Spice Cookbook is filled with  quick and easy Indian recipes for every day meals. “Food is our common ground, a universal experience” – James Beard



Cafe Spice is one of the largest Indian food service companies in America with a mission to  promote Indian cuisine and make it accessible to everyone through grab n’ go meals, retail line of products and branded QSR.

Tashan, Philadelphia, PA

Tashan is a Hindi word for “style” or “attitude!” Tashan presents an inspiring small plate menu based on authentic Indian flavors with wide ranging global culinary influences in a premier dining and lounge destination.

Matt & Meera, Hoboken, NJ

Matt & Meera is a neighborhood cafe serving  local American favorites but dipped in global flavors. It reflects today’s cosmopolitan culture and it integrates with the theme of the restaurant where the flavor is Indian but American by concept and presentation.

Utsav, New York City

Utsav means celebration or festival, merriment and delight. And it is this delight of one’s gastronomic senses that Hari wanted to create through a celebration of Indian spices, color and flavor.


Dosateria is a quick service restaurant concept that moves away from the traditional south Indian crepe and presents itself in an all new create-your-own avatar using local ingredients bursting with global flavors.

Soul and Spice, Kuwait City

Soul & Spice is the first modern Indian restaurant in Kuwait to feature all the classic colors and ingredients of traditional Indian recipes with a contemporary twist. Located in Marriott, Kuwait City.

Indian food tastes and styles have always had a great appeal in the West. The number of South Asians in the Western world has also increased. Overall, Indian cuisine has never had it so good! This is a perfect business opportunity for corporations who either have a number of South Asians on board, or would like to incorporate a very popular cuisine onto their menus. Read more about Ethnic Market and Indian Food

Creating and testing new recipes is the best way to enhance your kitchen. Our team of talented chefs and a state-of-the-art test kitchen is our crucible for creating and testing out new and tasty recipes that will add value to your menu. Our expertise of creating and formulating new products and new recipes extends to both commercial and small batch production scenarios. With our finger on the pulse of the culinary market, you will always benefit from our advance knowledge that also includes the latest in food service technology and management.
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