My culinary journey started from Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Mumbai and then I traveled around the world. So my early days of cooking and my experience on the ships has been one of the closest and best part of my life. Cooking my first Italian Lasagne way back in 1989-90 which made me realize that I am good in what I am doing. My ship life is about the hard work, travel, and learning so much about different kinds of culture. Going to the best seafood markets, fishing in Norway and shopping in Spain or being on Caribbean islands, it has been a memorable kind of journey which now can be seen in the progressive style of my own cooking. This has infused and influenced a lot my style of cooking.