Born in Jamshedpur in eastern India, Atul began his cooking career in top hotel restaurants in India. In 1994 his talents took him to London, where he opened fine-dining Indian restaurant Tamarind in Mayfair.
In 2001, at the age of 31, Atul became the first Indian chef to win a Michelin star. He has since opened several more Indian restaurants in the capital, that follow in the same vein as his previous fine-dining endeavours. Never complacent about the quality of his work, Atul returns to his homeland whenever possible to research new recipes and ingredients.
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