NIRVAAN THACKER

A graduate from The Culinary Institute of America, he has worked with some of the best Michelin-starred restaurants such as Le Bernardin, The Modern and Tamarind in London. On return to India, he consulted for leading hospitality brands while working on his own projects. Nirvaan is the co-founder and chef at Za’atar, a Middle-Eastern Quick Service Restaurant with two outlets in Mumbai. At The Classroom, he teaches Lebanese and Italian cuisines, Brunch Spreads and Healthy Eats.