First Indian Woman to Win a Michelin Star


Bangkok-based restaurant Gaa became the first restaurant with an Indian woman chef to win the prestigious Michelin star. Mumbai-born chef Garima Arora studied mass media and worked as a pharma journalist before leaving to pursue her culinary dreams. She went to Paris, France and then moved to Dubai and later to Copenhagen, Denmark to work in Noma, one of the most high-end restaurants in the world. She then moved to Bangkok, Thailand to work with famous Indian chef Gaggan Anand, who runs a high-end restaurant named Gaggan. His restaurant has held the number one spot among Asia’s 50 best restaurants for the last seven years. Arora worked with Anand for a year before launching Gaa in 2017. Her kitchen has a team of 12 people from seven nationalities. It serves a fusion of Thai and Indian food.

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