Asma Khan is one of the UK and India’s brightest culinary stars: an award-winning restaurateur, best-selling cookbook author and founder of London’s famed Darjeeling Express restaurant. 

Khan is the UN World Food Programme’s Chef Advocate, a distinguished presence on the Mayor of London's Business Advisory Board and an Honorary Fellow at Queen’s College, Oxford University. She holds a PhD in British constitutional law from King’s College London where she is also a Fellow, and has an honorary doctorate from SOAS University.  

Khan is the first British chef to be profiled on Netflix’s Emmy-nominated Chef’s Table series and the first chef to be featured on Vogue’s list of 25 most influential women. Her magnetic persona has also graced the campaigns of leading brands including WhatsApp, Levi's and National Geographic, while her presence has left an indelible mark on television series like Celebrity MasterChef and the Emmy-winning Top Chef in America.  

This multi-talented chef has become one of the UK’s most prominent culinary figures, with her restaurant a favourite among Hollywood’s A-list entertainers. Best known for her all-female kitchen team and her commitment to social change, Khan is an unstoppable force in the hospitality industry and beyond. Her latest cookbook Ammu was named Book of the Year by The Times and was featured on GQ's list of best cookbooks.