Vikram Vij is a Vancouver-based Chef, restaurateur and cookbook author whose television appearances include guest judge on the first season of Top Chef Canada.
Born in India in and raised in New Delhi and Bombay Vikram moved to Canada in 1984 to work at the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta. In 1994 Vikram opened Vij’s Restaurant in Vancouver, BC. In 2002, Vikram and wife Meeru opened up a second restaurant and market called Rangoli.
In 2010 the couple began selling Vij’s gourmet curries (available throughout Canada), which are cooked by hand and are original, popular recipes from Vij’s restaurant.
With Meeru, Vikram has penned two cookbooks: Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine and Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey. Vikram and Meeru live in Vancouver with their two daughters.