Venkatesh Bhat is an Indian chef and hotelier from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. As of 2021, he is the CEO of The Accord Metropolitan Hotel, Chennai.
Venkatesh Bhat was born on Monday, 15 September 1980 (age 41 years; as of 2021) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He did his schooling at Chennai’s Sir M Venkatasubba Rao Matriculation Higher Secondary School. He was not so good at his studies in his school days and failed 4 times in different classes. Venkatesh Bhat- Facebook After completing his schooling, Venkatesh studied catering at Asan Memorial and obtained a graduate degree from Cornell University. He majored in General Management at Nanyang Technology University, Singapore. The Hindu
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about his father. His mother’s name is Radha Bhat. She passed away in 2001 in a train accident.
Wife & Children
He is married to Shobitha Venkatesh. The couple has a daughter named Radha Neelanjana Bhat.
In 1994, Venkatesh joined Hotel Chola Sheraton (now, known as My Fortune), Chennai, as a chef. He worked there for two years and then joined Taj Coromandel, Chennai, as a management trainee in hotel operations and kitchen management.
Later he was promoted to the position of sous chef in 1998. In 2001, he worked as an executive sous chef at The Leela Palace in Bangaluru, and in 2004, he was promoted to corporate chef. Bhat worked there till 2006 and subsequently, resigned from his job. In 2007, Bhat launched Billionsmiles Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. that encompasses restaurants like South Indies, Up South, and Bon South in Bangalore. In 2012, he joined The Accord Metropolitan Hotel and is currently (as of 2021) serving as the CEO of the hotel. He is also the CEO of The Accord Puducherry and Highland Hotel in Ooty. Apart from being a CEO, Venkatesh also works as a chef at Royal Indianaa Restaurant, Chennai.
In 2004, he appeared in the Tamil cooking show “Samayal Samayal with Venkatesh Bhat.” In the show, he cooked 100 of his top recipes, that everyday cooks and viewers could try.
He has also been a part of the cooking shows “Cook with Comali” (2019) and “Cooku with Kirikku” (2021).
Vankatesh Bhat owns a YouTube channel named “Venkatesh Bhat’s Idhayam Thotta Samaya” on which he uploads his cooking videos. The channel was created in May 2020 and has more than 2.26 Million subscribers to it.
GN Chetty Road, T Nagar, Chennai, India, 600017
- Cuisine: Chinese
- Holiday Destination: Maldives
- Sport: Football
- He loves travelling and watching films in his leisure time.
- Bhatt is fluent in five languages- Tamil, Kannada, English, Tulu, and Hindi.
- He follows a vegetarian diet. The Hindu
- Despite being a strict vegetarian, Venkatesh is also proficient at cooking non-vegetarian food.
- Bhat often says that he was a ‘CEO’ by day and a ‘Chef’ by evening. Venkatesh Bhat- Facebook
- In 2021, he received a Blacksheep Digital Award for ‘Top 10 YouTubers of 2020.’
- Bhat considers Chef Nat his mentor.