Ravinder Bhogal is a British chef, food writer and stylist. She rose to fame when she was named by Gordom Ramsay as his new Fanny Craddock, on The F Word.
Her debut book Cook in Boots (HarperCollins, 2009) won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for the UK’s Best First Cookbook and was awarded the first runners-up prize of the World’s Best First Cookbook at the Paris Cookbook Fair in February 2010.
In 2016 Ravinder opened her first restaurant, JIKONI, to a rapturous reception.
In 2017 Ravinder was named one of London's 100 Tastemakers in Food & Drink, as part of the Evening Standard's Progress 1000 list of London's most influential people.
Ravinder's second book, JIKONI, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2019.
Praise for Ravinder and Jikoni:
'Ravinder Bhogal has a brilliant understanding of spicing and pitch perfect taste. Her dishes are the kind that make you sit up and pay attention. And then ask for more. She's a true talent.' Jay Rayner, The Observer
“…it’s all made with panache and appetite and is exactly right for this metropolitan… area of Marylebone.” AA Gill
"Ravinder’s food is not only vibrant and exciting it is most importantly delicious; like no other Indian food I have ever tasted. " Brett Graham, The Ledbury
“Entirely addictive…sophisticated… do I like Jikoni? Oh yes my pretty, come to mama." Marina O'Loughlin
“Ravinder came to our house to cook for our anniversary dinner party. We still remember it today. Her style of food is so creative, the food incredibly tasty with a beautiful subtlety in the flavours and the use of spices.” Bruno Loubet
“The lobster is the sort of dish that, when brought to the table will cause every other diner to quickly change their order… charming, welcoming, ravishingly delicious…” Tim Hayward, FT Weekend
“Ravinder Bhogal is an exceptionally talented and creative chef. She is set for great things.” Karam Sethi, Gymkhana
“Ravinder cooks the kind of inspired food I always want to eat. “ Richard Vines, Bloomberg
“Ravinder is one of the freshest, most talented names in the food world now. Everything she cooks, from the Punjabi dishes of her childhood, through modern British classics to sparky Oriental cuisine, she imbues with real soul. Ravinder cares, about food and about the culture of food, and brings a vibrancy and warmth to the sometimes hackneyed world of cookery.” Xanthe Clay, The Telegraph and Chair of San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants
“I ate Fabulous Scotch eggs with crunchy prawn cracker crust and excellent pork and peanut curry made by Cook in Boots, the beauteous Ravinder Bhogal, at the first of three different pop-ups Downstairs At Blacks, Soho.” Fay Maschler, Evening Standard
“The ravishing Ravinder Bhogal hosted a nine-course feast at East London restaurant The Dispensary last night. The first in a series of pop-up dinners held there, the meal was made all the better thanks to Miss B's clever eye for detail.” Aimee Farrell, Vogue