Committee Member: Srijith Gopinathan
Bringing some hometown flavor to San Francisco, Indian chef Srijith Gopinathan has earned two Michelin stars and is now the executive chef at Taj Campton Place. Though Gopinathan's favorite part about his career as a chef is having the ability to create and be independent, he continues to lead his team to create deliciously fresh Californian cuisine mixed with an Indian flair. If chef Gopinathan isn't creating some of the most finely curated dishes in California, you may find him at the Farmers Market in the Ferry Building along the Embarcadero getting fresh food for his dishes, running through Golden Gate Park with his son, or simply watering his plants and trees.
State of Kerala, South of India.
Bachelors in Hotel Management and Culinary Arts from The University of Bangalore.
Dubai in 2015.
Swiss Alps. Growing up in precisely opposite terrain, I was always curious to know, learn and experience life in Switzerland – I also love the snow.
Delposto NYC in 2016 – one of many memorable dinners for sure.
A corn dessert by Pastry Chef Juan Contreras at Atelier Crenn, San Francisco.
Recently, at HIDE London.
If it’s not my son Arnav and wife, whom I don’t get enough time with, I would do: Stephan Colbert as I have love for comedy; Douglas Brinkley, I enjoy listening to American presidential History and Harold McGee – a man who has the best answers to every question related to cooking and can endlessly discuss on food.
"Yan can cook"
The Piano and Titanic.
Mohan Lal (south Indian actor) and Leonardo DiCaprio.
A Tesla because of its newest technologies and of course, emission free and environment friendly.
Tissot Gentleman Automatic – love that it has an old-fashioned look!
Tender coconut juice.
Ralph Lauren – Blue EDP.
La Crema Russian River Pinot Noir, Napa.
Wente Rava Ranch Chardonnay, CA.
Baker Beach, San Francisco.
"When it comes to business, use more of your brain and less of your heart.”
Independence to think and create.
“Humility is key at a professional and personal level”.
Regular contributor to UNICEF.