Chef Maneet Chauhan is the executive chef and co-owner of Chauhan Ale & Masala House and co-owner of Mantra Artisan Ales in Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Chauhan worked in some of the finest hotels in India before the start of her professional career in America.
Chef Chauhan is most recently known for her work on Food Network’s “Chopped” where she sits on the permanent panel of judges and is a James Beard Award for Excellence recipient. She has also written her own cookbook, Flavors of My World.
Heavily lauded by print and broadcast media in the United States and abroad, Chef Chauhan has been featured in publications such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, New York Times, USA Today, and more. Her television appearances include “TODAY,” “The View”, “CBS This Morning,” “Iron Chef” and “Next Iron Chef.”
Locally, Chef Chauhan was the 2016 Event Chair for March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction and selected as one of The Nashville Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list, as well as Nashville Lifestyles Women in Business, which honored local women who are at the top of their industry.
Chauhan Ale & Masala House was her first venture into restaurant ownership in 2014, followed by the 2015 opening of Mantra Artisan Ales. Chef Chauhan will open two new restaurant concepts in Nashville in 2017.
Chef Chauhan is a passionate advocate for the March of Dimes, and now lives in Franklin, Tenn., with her husband and two children.