Conceived and created by One Digital Entertainment with judges Sanjeev Kapoor, Saransh Goila and Amrita Raichand, India’s Digital Chef aimed at giving the country its first ever digital chef. 16 home chefs of different ages and ethnicities, went on to fight for the title of India’s Digital Chef.After 15 episodes and 4 distinct stages of cook-offs, 29 year old Akanksha Khatri, won the final round against Rashmi Ahuja to win the first season of the show. The finale was a tough fight between modern vs. traditional approach to food. Akanksha’s journey on the show was quite astounding as her recipes always managed to take the judges by storm. She went on to prove herself as the fusion queen always taking risks and innovating with flavours and ingredients on the go.
Akansha has won a world class, high end cooking range for her dream kitchen from KRBL as well as a highly advanced water purifier from Livpure. One Digital Entertainment will now invest in her to provide her with mentoring, production and marketing support to build her own digital properties across platforms in order to pursue her dream of becoming an established chef by helping her build herself as a brand and monetise and syndicate her work with their vast experience in the industry.
Akansha said, “ I’m ecstatic. Cooking was my dream and now to finally be able to pursue it as a career with One Digital Entertainment’s support is too exciting. I can’t wait to start cooking in my dream kitchen, start making more delectable recipes and share with you all!”
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor says, “Akanksha had stunned us with her melange and combination of healthy food. Even the other contestants were so innovative with their recipes. It is heartening to see so much talent lying around in the corners of our country hence it’s an amazing feeling to be a part of this show with One Digital Entertainment and other judges to find such talented home chefs. I am quite excited to see what the second season has in store.”
Gurpreet Singh, co founder of One Digital Entertainment commented, “Akanksha showed real promise from the first episode and we are very happy we have found a chef as talented as her. It has been a great experience for us to make this show and we are already beginning work on season 2. Season 2 will see more home chefs coming from all over India as our goal has always been to support and invest in the best talent around.”
One Digital Entertainment is India’s largest digital video content network working with over 3000 artists, celebrities and influencers and also the creators of various genres of first of its kind digital format series and web documentaries that stand out in the entertainment market.