Chef, food writer and broadcaster Roopa Gulati was brought up in Cumbria. At 18 she moved to London to hone her rough-hewn northern culinary style at the Cordon Bleu cookery school, and after completing her training left England for an arranged marriage in India – her home for the next two decades.
During her time in India, Roopa managed the British High Commission restaurant, worked as Consultant Chef to the luxurious Taj hotel group, and ran her own catering business. Eventually she would become a household name across Asia, with a daily cookery slot on Star TV’s Good Morning India.
In the UK, she has been featured on programmes such as BBC 1's Saturday Kitchen and BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme.
Roopa was Food Editor at the Good Food Channel for several years, and is currently Culinary Editor at Company of Cooks – a restaurant group with venues across London, including The Royal Opera House and the Southbank Centre. She was assistant producer for the series, Rick Stein’s India, broadcast on BBC2 in July 2013.
Roopa lives in London and is a respected journalist, contributing features to many high profile food publications including Good Food Magazine, Waitrose Kitchen, and Observer Food Monthly, as well as being a regular restaurant critic for Time Out magazine and Time Out guides.
She has authored and contributed to books including Curry: Fragrant Dishes from India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia (Dorling Kindersley 2006), Curry Lovers (Jacqui Small 2007) and Soups (Dorling Kindersley, 2009).