Abu Dhabi-based MasterChef winner 'wants to open restaurant'
What’s On reports on the Season Four India MasterChef winner Nikita Gandhi, from Abu Dhabi. She says she wants to open a new restaurant.
Nikita Gandhi, an Abu Dhabi-based homegrown cook, was crowned MasterChef India on the fourth season of the show, and admitted she now has designs on opening her own restaurant.
Walking away with the coveted title, a golden chef coat and 10 million rupees (or Dhs590,000) in prize winnings, the 21-year-old is the youngest winner in the show’s history.
The reality TV cooking show and was judged by Indian culinary stars Sanjeev Kapoor (who opened an restaurant in Abu Dhabi’s Nation Towers last November), the Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna and popular TV chef Ranveer Brar.
Raised in the UAE capital, Gandhi went to the United States for her university education and studied Finance. However she’s always been interested in food and has a cooking blog called The Veggie Fix.
Gandhi posted this message to her fans on her Facebook page after the win, “I dedicate this win to all my well-wishers and supporters. But success is a journey and not a destination, so I hope this is just the beginning!”
Gandhi plans to use the winnings to pay for culinary school and hopes to open a restaurant some day.
In true Bollywood fashion, the cooking competition also included a song from the judges and Indian actress Preity Zinta also made an appearance.
If you missed the episode, a repeat of the finale will be shown on Saturday, April 18 at 1pm UAE time on Star Plus Middle East.