Siddharth Talwar; a man or should I call him a boy! I guess a boy would be the best designation for him because at this age, he has engrossed the courage to follow his passion. For me, he is a recycled teenager who was born in Chandigarh and being an Army Colonel’s son brought up all over the India. However, now a day’s living his cookery passion after achieving a lot of success in his life.
In spite of being a mediocre student throughout his entire education, he proved the phrase “Practice makes the man perfect” correct by grabbing a position in Master chef 5 Finalist List. He started his food journey from a burnt ‘Bhindi Ki Sabzi and Roti’ though it wasn’t ‘Maa Ka Khana’ or ‘Ghar Ka Khana’ but that meal contented him the most, as he cooked for the first time in his life. He started cooking in 2001, when he was shifted to United States. That was his first Official Abroad trip.
And once he started culinary, he never stopped. He kept on experimenting multiple cuisines. And with his continuous practice, he kept on improving his cooking skills and nailed it to Master chef 5 with his self developed ‘Lamb Shank Korma’ dish; a dish inspired from Europe and India.
The dish was a fusion of two popular dishes ‘Lamb Shank’ from Europe & ‘Korma’ from India, collaborated together to leave an essence of both the countries. He is a vice president of Eurasian Minerals & Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. by profession and currently, on a sabbatical to participate in the show. Ten years ago, he joined this company as a Junior Executive. He strived and became an important part of senior management.
He started cooking as he wasn’t getting up to the mark food in US and was fond of homemade food. But later on, developed his interest in culinary to the extent, he cooks thrice in a week and keeps a desire to open his own culinary school. He also wants someday a student from his school should participate in Master chef. In his early age, he was not fond of studies. Due to which, once his father suggested him to do Hotel Management and opt it as a profession.
At that time, he adamantly refused his father’s proposal and pursued his graduation in Arts from Allahabad University. However, who knew once a moment will come, when he will become an inspiration for several souls.
Though he did not study well, but he always makes sure his princess Kyra; who is the biggest motivation of Siddharth, should do well in her academics. He is pretty sensitive about his Barbie doll and loves her to the most. Whenever he talks about his daughter, sometimes he starts crying because Kyra is another life for Siddharth.
Whatever he has achieved in his life, that’s all because of her. He has spent crucial years of his life in United States and South Africa where he continuously practiced multiple cuisines. He is determined towards his passion and profession. His clear thought process led him qualify all the rounds of Master chef happened till date. He is not only good in his profession but equally good in his passion.
In the End I would like to say, a man who started his journey from a burnt dish is all set to treat his passion as a profession and with his patience, hard work, determination and clear thought process is going to kill this competition.