Canada De SuperChef is coming to your screens soon, and this show will be hosted by none other than the famous Indian-born Canadian chef, Vikram Vij.
Vikram Vij is an Indian-born Canadian chef, cookbook author, and television personality.
He is co-owner of the Indian cuisine restaurants Vij’s Restaurant and Rangoli Restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In 2014, Vij was announced as a new “dragon” investor on the Canadian reality show Dragons’ Den for its ninth season and departed at the end of the season.
Vikram Vij grew up in India in Amritsar, Delhi and Bombay.
In 1983, he left India to study Hotel Management in Salzburg, Austria, where he received his chef’s training and later became a certified sommelier.
Vij opened his first solo restaurant, My Shanti, based in South Surrey, in 2014.
My Shanti means “my peace” and the menu is based on Vij’s culinary travels and includes flavours, ingredients and influences from all over the world. My Shanti won Vancouver Magazine’s Best Indian Restaurant in 2016.
Vij culinary philosophy has been described as “keeping spices and cooking techniques Indian while using meats, seafood and produce that are locally available.”
The chef has asserted that his cuisine should not be labelled fusion cuisine as the techniques and spices used are traditional to India. He advocates sustainability in his kitchen practices and ingredient selection.