Aarthi Sampath, Born and raised in Mumbai, Aarthi Sampath began her culinary journey with a rebellious spirit. At IHM Jaipur, her alma mater, she would spend hours in the library reading culinary literature, familiarising herself with classical French cooking techniques. Among the chosen few, Aarthi forays into the culinary world in the diverse kitchens of India at the prestigious Taj hotels in different restaurants in Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Her curiosity for learning and exploring global cuisine brought her to America where she specialized in Food Service Management and Baking and Pastry at one of the best culinary schools in the United States; Johnson & Wales Culinary University in Providence, Rhode Island.
During her undergraduate program, she got the opportunity to intern at the fabled Michelin-star Junoon in New York City. Aarthi quickly rose through the ranks to become Chef De Cuisine.
Later, Aarthi was crowned Executive Chef at American Gymkhana, an upscale Indian restaurant in Orlando, Florida by the founders of Junoon.
A solid understanding of Indian cooking backed by practical experience, Sampath’s control over her vision and passion for Indian food brought her into a number of unique spaces. At Junoon, Aarthi was honored to work on The “Billionaire’s Club Dinner” hosted by Prime Minister Modi at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC.