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Aanal Kotak
Spouse(s)Bhavik Kotak
Culinary career
Cooking styleIndian cuisine
Gujarati cuisine
WebsiteOfficial website

Aanal Kotak is an Indian celebrity chef, restaurateur and TV personality from Gujarat. She is the founder of The Secret Kitchen, one of Gujarat's fine dining restaurant.[1] She appears regularly on Colors Gujarati's television cookery show, Rasoi Show.[2][3][4] She has been recognized "Chefpreneur of The Year" in 2018.[5]


She hails from Ahmadabad, India. Aanal started cooking when she was 12 years old. She holds a degree in fashion designing from National Institute of Fashion Technology. She founded Gujarat's fine dine restaurant, "The Secret Kitchen". Later, she launched another restaurant, "Aanal Kotak's Akshada".[6]

In December 2018, Kotak made a largest Christmas plum cake weighing 750 kgs and 56 feet in length. It was unveiled at a mall in Ahmedabad on the occasion of Christmas.[7][8]


Show (s) Channel Language Ref.
Rasoi Show Colors Gujarati Gujarati [2]


  • In June 2018, she was named as "Chefpreneur of The Year" at India Business Awards 2018 and was felicitated by Soha Ali Khan.[5]
  • In June 2019, she received the best restaurant of the year for The Secret Kitchen by Indian Restaurant Congress & Awards.[9]
  • Kotak was featured into "Top 50 Food Entrepreneurs of India" in 2018 and she is one of the only female chefs from Indian state Gujarat.[10]
  • She holds a record in the World Record India for making largest Christmas plum cake in 2018.[11]


  1. ^ "The Success Story of Aanal Kotak, Celebrity Chef Turned Restaurant Entrepreneur". News 18. March 9, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Chef Kotak of The Rasoi Show has Launched a New Restaurant!". Cityshor.com. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Know more about Aanal Kotak's inspiring journey from a simple girl to celebrity chef". The Times of India. March 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Nusra. "This Chefpreneur Has Disrupted the Way People Have Thought a Woman Would do in a Man's Kitchen". Restaurantindia. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Soha Ali Khan felicitates achievers at India Business Awards 2018". New Indian Express. June 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Meet Aanal Kotak: Her Inspiring Journey From Simple Girl To Celebrity Chef". Businessofcinema.com. March 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "सबसे बड़ी क्रिसमस प्लम कैक बनाई" (in Hindi). Rajasthan Patrika. December 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "અમદાવાદ: નાતાલની પૂર્વસંધ્યાએ બની ભારતની સૌથી મોટી ક્રિસ્મસ પ્લમ કેક" (in Gujarati). Chitralekha (weekly). December 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "બેસ્ટ રેસ્ટોરન્ટ ઓફ ધ યરનો ખિતાબ શહેરની સિક્રેટ કિચનને પ્રાપ્ત થયો" (in Gujarati). Divya Bhaskar. June 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "Crafting culinary journey". Ahmedabad: The Times of India. March 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Feliz Navidad". The Hindu Business Line. December 25, 2018.