What’s This All About?

Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.

– Guy Fieri


The writer by nature is a dreamer – a conscious dreamer.

– Carson McCullers

The Chef Who Writes began as a personal journal of recipes, restaurant experiences, and other rants – a food blog chronicling a culinary journey of sorts.

Every dish has its own story – be it an origin story, or some funny/ serious anecdote.


Meet The Chef Who Writes

Yours truly.


Hi, I’m Kétan.

I’m a culinary graduate [Chef] from the Maharashtra State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology in Pune City. Quite a mouthful, eh?

I like to experiment when at home, often trying out different delicious dishes, both savoury as well sweet. [See what I did there 😉] Yet, I’m a baker at heart.

My love for cookies and for baking has led to my own home-based venture – The Kookie Box by Kétan.

When I’m not busy with my culinary pursuits, you’ll find me sitting in a corner scribbling away on old notebook pages. Or maybe scrolling away on social media.

I absolutely love reading – genres ranging from Greek mythology to futuristic technology, and business to psychology – and swearing [food isn’t my only favourite f-word].

Besides, I love sci-fi stories, Old Monk rum, and the sensational Game of Thrones series. Oh, did I mention the Marvel Cinematic Universe? [Yeah, I’m a total nerd.] 

If you want to get into my good favour, I’m partial to dark chocolate brownies and 007 Martinis, although a bottle or two of Cabernet Sauvignon would help too.

What To Expect?

I’m here to help you with your culinary journey, so that you avoid the mistakes I made and learn the lessons I learned.

I’ll help you out by sharing my tips and tricks and hacks to maximize your culinary success.

Oh, did I mention the wine pairings too?


Sounds Great. Where Do I Sign Up?

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