BORN IN KENYA, TO INDIAN PARENTS, RAVINDER BHOGAL’S FOOD IS INSPIRED BY HER MIXED HERITAGE AND CULTURE AS WELL AS HER LONDON UPBRINGING. RAVINDER IS AN AWARD-WINING FOOD WRITER, TV PRESENTER, JOURNALIST, COOK AND RESTAURATEUR. SHE HAS BEEN NAMED IN THE EVENING STANDARD 2017 PROGRESS 1000 AS ONE OF LONDON’S LEADING INFLUENCERS OF PROGRESS AND DIVERSITY IN THE CAPITAL.
HER DEBUT COOKERY BOOK, COOK IN BOOTS WAS PUBLISHED BY HARPERCOLLINS TO RAVE REVIEWS BOTH IN THE UK AND US AND AWARDED BEST DEBUT COOKBOOK AT THE GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS. PACKED WITH OVER 160 DELICIOUS RECIPES, IT HAS SUBSEQUENTLY BEEN TRANSLATED AND PUBLISHED IN HOLLAND, DENMARK AND GERMANY.
Ravinder has travelled the globe as roving reporter for Channel 4’s magazine show Food: What Goes in your Basket? and has also presented a special two-part documentary The Great British Curry Trail for BBC2 as part of an ongoing series which pulled in the show’s highest ratings. Other UK television credits include appearances on Market Kitchen, Inside Out, This Morning, Perfect and Food and Drink. Most recently she has been seen on prime time Indian television with her own 22-part series, “Ravinder’s Kitchen” (BBC Worldwide) which has been sold across Asia and the Middle East.