Kiran Jethwa

Add to shortlist


Agent: Rosemary Scoular
Assistant: Natalia Lucas


Chef Kiran Jethwa is a colourful and ambitious 3rd generation Kenyan born in Nairobi.

He has an English mother and an Indian father and the influence of the two cultures in his life can be clearly seen in his cooking style.

Having completed a BSc in Hospitality management in Manchester, he travelled all over the world, from the US, to Italy, France, South Africa, South East Asia, South & Central America and Australia in order to mould his professional abilities and broaden his palate.

This, combined with growing up in a house where food was the most important occasion, and coming from a family (originally from Goa) who created fantastic dishes at simple mealtimes have all contributed to his comprehensive knowledge of the culinary world.



Kiran has been a professional Chef for over 20 years and is the Chef and owner of one of Nairobi’s premier restaurant companies, Seven Restaurants Ltd. This comprises of Seafood & Grill and Seven Lounge & Grill. In a 5-year span the restaurants have become the most popular eating destinations for the cosmopolitan Kenyan capital.   

A passionate entrepreneur, Kiran Jethwa has achieved tremendous success in business. He has been instrumental in the creation, and is co-owner of all the of the following Kenyan based companies:

- CrossFit Kwetu Ltd              

- The Good Food Co Ltd                   

- Quite Bright Films

Avid sportsman Kiran is extremely active and has a number of full international caps for the Kenya National Rugby 15’s. He is a lover of the outdoors and will take any opportunity to go in seek of adventure.



Kiran brings to the screen the unique ability to combine his natural culinary flair with his love for adventure.

In February 2013, Kiran started his three-season run of Tales From the Bush Larder with Fox International Channels. The award winning show was set and shot across the African continent and viewed in over 60 countries through Fox’s vast platform headlining on Nat Geo People. The season also aired in Africa on Zuku.

Tales from the Bush Larder 2 was awarded the prestigious “Best T.V Show” at the 2014 Kenyan Kalasha International Film and TV Festival Awards.

In December 2015 Kiran premiered his riveting food, adventure and travel series, The Fearless Chef, in which he traverses the globe showcasing fascinating ingredients and extreme methods of harvesting. The show has enjoyed a wide audience on Fox International Platforms including Nat Geo People.

The Fearless Chef hit UK screens on April 17th 2016 on Channel 4, considered one of the leading factual entertainment broadcasters in the world.


Television Accolades

Nominations: International TV Personality Of The Year 

Kiran Jethwa was nominated for the 2014 10th Annual Association Of International Broadcasting awards in London, a Festival celebrating best factual TV, radio and online productions in the Category of the INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION PERSONALITY for his show Tales from the Bush Larder.

Chef Kiran was nominated amongst a star-studded line up, including Christiane Amanpour, Richard Quest, Pia Castro and Ted Failon.


Nominations- Best TV Documentary,

Kalasha International Film and TV Awards 2015


Nominations -Best Host in TV,

Kalasha International Film and TV Awards 2014 and 2015


Winner- Best New Show

Chef Kiran Jethwa’s Tales from The Bush Larder scooped the “Best New Show” award at the coveted Kalasha International Film and TV awards with several nominations in the “Best TV documentary” and “Best Host in TV” Categories.


Culinary Accolades

Kiran has also been recognized with a number of culinary awards:


2012: Finalist for Taste Chef of The Year                      

2013: Finalist Taste Chef of the Year

2013: Winner Taste Industry Champion (The Highest Accolade in The Industry)                      

2013: Chefs Delight: Most Innovative Chef