Chef Speaks

“Every meal of Delhi Darbar should be a Celebration”

Atif Mansuri

Our Executive Chef brings the most relishing tastes of Mughlai North Indian cuisine on the tables of food connoisseurs in India & UAE. Having skilled in culinary schools in Switzerland, London and Dubai, the third generation chef & restaurateur blends himself into the world renowned kitchens of Delhi Darbar.

Having started young at 16, Atif had a passion for cooking, and soon embarked onto a journey of blending the spices learnt from his grandfather’s traditional cooking styles of early 1900’s. After graduating from Jai Hind College in Mumbai, Atif began his culinary journey from the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management & the Swiss renowned Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne. After completion of his degree, he worked his way up into his family business by experiencing himself with international brands such as Ritz Carlton, Hyatt Group, Jumeirah Group, and the renowned Burj Al Arab in Dubai. Besides he has worked in several restaurants in London, New York, and Dubai as well as the Emirates Abela Flight Kitchen

“The talent and expertise one possesses cannot be learnt from a cookbook, but you need to have the passion to serve.”

In an era of multi-cuisine culture, Atif has an endless list of satisfied guests from diplomats to Bollywood personalities and believes in serving the most authentic Indian cuisine.

“My Grandfather left a secret legacy where he added every ingredient with a great thought and passion for food, today it is my obligation to preserve and share it with you.”

His favorite dish to serve is the one which is the most sought after dish of Delhi Darbar, the Original Mutton Biryani. Besides Biryani, Butter Chicken, Khichda and Dabba Gosht are amongst his personal favorite.

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