Story #021 – Rizwan Yargatti

NAME: Rizwan Yargatti

CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts, Pune, India


Chef Rizwan Yargatti


Rizwan Yargatti is a Chef with over a decade of experience in food production who has worked in many different areas of the food service industry. Currently a Chef Instructor at the Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts in Pune, India, where he is responsible for daily lesson plans, demonstrations and theory work in the culinary fundamentals.

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology and an MBA in International Hospitality & Business Culture, Chef Yargatti is well suited to be teaching young minds and the next generation of chefs.

Before joining the faculty of Symbiosis School of Culinary Arts, Chef Yargatti’s culinary career took him across India, Europe and the Middle East while he honed his skills and increased his food knowledge in Italian delis, fine dining kitchens, and luxury hotels.

Prior to working in Mumbai and Nashik with Accor Hotels, Chef Yargatti worked in many other high end hotel brands including Hilton Worldwide, Best Western International, Premier Inn, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, and ITC Luxury Hotels.

Chef Yargatti has participated in numerous food festivals and has received many awards. He loves traveling and spending quality time with his family, as well as sports and music. He is currently pursuing a terminal degree to further his education and believes one should always learn, learn, refine and evolve.

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