Mehernosh Mody is an award winning Chef from Mumbai (Bombay) in India. He has mastered the art of cooking by using traditional influences from his Parsee roots and combining it with his own personal progressive approach, creating a unique style that has won him and La Porte des Indes many accolades over the years.
He started his career as a Chef in the Taj Group of Hotels in Delhi and Bombay. His innovative and unique cooking methods soon started getting him awards all over the world, including taking part in a special baking skills programme organised by the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He spent several years at the original La Porte des Indes restaurant in Brussels, before taking charge of the kitchen in London when the restaurant first opened its doors in February 1996.
Over the years Mehernosh has taken great pride in his work as Executive Chef of La Porte des Indes, ensuring that it has consistently received rave reviews from the critics and recognition from the industry’s institutions. The restaurant has consistently been recognised by the likes of the AA Guide and the Real Curry Restaurant Guide, amongst a host of other establishments for its excellence. It is also one of the reasons why the likes of Alec Baldwin, Goldie Hawn, Kylie Minogue, Leonado Dicaprio, Robert Redford and Will Smith, amongst a vast list of other high profile celebrities keep coming back to La Porte.
Mehernosh has also made regular appearances on UKTV’s Great Food Live. He also released the cookbook – La Porte des Indes, which gives readers good insights into his cooking style and secrets. Not one to keep his art secret Mehernosh conducts cooking classes on every last Friday of the month where he teaches students to cook some of his signature dishes.
An avid fan of rock music and travelling, Mehernosh also loves classic British motorcycles.