Chef Ritu Dalmia

Chef Ritu Dalmia

The queen of Italian cuisine, Chef Ritu Dalmia has been a frontrunners in serving high quality italian food in her 6 restaurants. She is also the host of 2 popular television shows on NDTV Good Times and author of 3 cookbooks.

Chef Ritu Dalmia needs little introduction. With her insatiable appetite for constant innovation in the kitchen and the finest collection of wines in her cellar, she has warmed many a hungry soul.

Born in Kolkata to a Marwari business family often travelling to Italy for work and it was then she fell in love with its cuisine. Interestingly, her love for cooking also led her to try non-vegetarian food, coming from an all vegetarian household.

After 15 years of being one of the frontrunners in Italian cuisine with 6 restaurants, 2 well loved television shows – Italian Khana and Travelling Diva on NDTV Good Times, author of 3 cook books, the queen of Italian cooking still trusts her instincts when it comes to cooking. Ritu believes cooking is an art, guided by a natural sense of taste and talent. Her most important tip – use the freshest of ingredients, and you cannot go wrong. Ritu’s flagship restaurant Diva has won the Hindustan Times’ HT City Award for the last four years and The Times of India’s Times Food Award for the last two years. Ritu also runs the extremely popular café at the Italian Cultural Centre. She was also awarded the prestigious Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity.