Tushar Tondvalkar is a celebrated Chef and Owner of The Indian Pantry, a culinary enterprise focusing on contemporary Indian dining experiences in Metro Vancouver. In early 2023 he partnered with Brave Brewing Co. to open Frankie Street Food, a food truck specializing in Bombay-inspired wraps and burgers. Notably, he achieved recognition as the Winner of Season 1 Episode 4 of the show "Chefs Vs Wild" on Hulu and Disney+. With a deep-rooted love for regional Indian cuisine, Tushar has effectively broadened the scope of his culinary offerings throughout British Columbia, making the authentic flavours of India accessible to a diverse range of diners.
During his culinary career, Tushar has gained invaluable experience through internships at prestigious establishments such as Gaggan, Asia's Number One restaurant, and Gaa, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Bangkok. He has also honed his skills at some of Vancouver's most esteemed restaurants, including Bauhaus, Fish House in Stanley Park, and Blue Water Cafe.
Driven by a mission to redefine Western perceptions of Indian food, Chef Tushar aims to showcase its dynamic nature while preserving the essence of authentic flavours abundant in Indian cuisine. His innovative approach encourages diners to explore Indian gastronomy with a fresh perspective, discovering the richness and uniqueness within.