Vikas Khanna is an award winning Michelin Star Indian chef, restaurateur, food writer, filmmaker, humanitarian and the host of MasterChef India, Junior MasterChef India and Twist of Taste on FOX Traveller. Vikas was raised in Amritsar, India where he grew up surrounded by large family feasts, and seasonal produce fresh from the fields of Punjab, and of course, his Grandmother's traditional home cooking, which became the foundation of his cooking career. He started his own banquet and catering business, Lawrence Gardens, and then later went on to graduate from the Welcomgroup Graduate of Hotel Administration, Manipal and also studied at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. Vikas is a firm supporter of sustainable farming and focused on cooking with produce from local farms of New York. Vikas has received the prestigious Michelin Star for his restaurant Junoon for three consecutive years now. He was honored with the Rising Star Chef Award by Star Chefs for his role in shaping the future of American Cuisine. He has received several international awards for his books. He lives in New York City.