Chef Name: Chef Abhijeet Bitla

As Chef de Cuisine of Olive Bistro, Chef Abhijit Bitla works with the freshest, seasonal ingredients to create globally-inspired dishes in a casual, bistro setting. Drawing on his overseas experiences, especially time spent in London learning from celebrity chefs at AA Rosette restaurants, Chef Bitla strives to bring international flavours and techniques to India. He is currently focusing on, and enjoying the intricacies of Mediterranean cuisine, which relies on quality ingredients and offers a fine balance of flavours. This passion translates well for Chef Bitla’s role with The Olive Group, which is primarily known for its commitment to Mediterranean cooking and its laid-back lifestyle. Chef Bitla’s enduring interest in learning and honing his skills in different styles of food preparation is evident through his self-professed favourite style – sous vide. One among a litany of chefs, both domestic and international, Chef Bitla is a fan of the method, that retains the natural juices and flavours of a dish through slow-cooking, to develop textures and taste that simply cannot be replicated. Chef’s signature style evokes a mixture of nostalgia for his mother’s cooking combined with inspiration from worldwide trends and a commitment to fresh and local produce.