Maneet Chauhan Maneet Chauhan is an Indian American chef, television personality, restaurateur, and cookbook author. She has served as the executive chef of Morph Hospitality Group restaurants in Chicago, Nashville, and New York, and is a judge on the Food Network's Chopped. Experience Chauhan interned at hotel groups like Le Meridien, Oberoi Hotels, and Taj Group in India before attending the CIA and gaining experience in fine dining. She was the opening executive chef at Rohini Dey’s Indian and Latin American restaurant Vermillion in Chicago in 2003 and New York in 2007. In 2010, Chauhan competed on The Next Iron Chef season 3 and Iron Chef America season 8, and became a judge on Chopped.In 2011, Chauhan founded her own catering company, Indie Culinaire, which has evolved into Morph Hospitality Group restaurants. In Nashville, the group opened Chauhan Ale & Masala House in 2014, The Mockingbird in 2017, and Tànsuǒ in 2017, serving Indian, American, and Chinese food respectively.The chef published her first cookbook, Flavors of My World, in 2013, followed by Chaat: Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India in 2020. Education Chauhan graduated from Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration in India and the Culinary Institute of America in New York. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.