Akshay Bhardwaj

Chef
Akshay Bhardwaj

New York

About Akshay Bhardwaj

Akshay Bhardwaj is the Executive Chef for Junoon in New York. His culinary career has been exclusively within the Junoon family. He began as an intern and worked his way up to Lead Line Chef and Tournant/Roundsman. Following a stint at Junoon Dubai, he returned to Junoon in New York to become Junior Sous Chef and eventually Sous Chef in 2015. Along the way, he learned French, Italian and even Japanese techniques working under various chefs, which he applies at Junoon to help push the boundaries of Indian cuisine. He was promoted to the Executive Chef in 2016. Chef Akshay’s cooking has a strong emotional component rooted in childhood food memories and how they made him feel.

At My Venues

Baked Alaska
$$$, Happy Hour, Indian, Modern, Full Bar, Midtown
"Delightful dinner at Junoon with spectacular desserts to finish. This Indian “Baked Alaska” was super fun. Thank you for the amazing hospitality @junoonnyc"