After her graduation from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Chef Garima Arora started her culinary journey in 2010. She worked with Gordon Ramsay in the UK and also René Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen before opening her own restaurant, Gaa, in Bangkok, in April 2017. She is known for following traditional Indian cooking techniques using locally sourced ingredients to create an experience that is completely unique.
In 2018, at the age of 32, Chef Garima became the first Indian female chef to earn a Michelin star. In March 2019, Restaurant Gaa made its debut on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at No. 16 with the Highest New Entry Award. Restaurant Gaa also entered the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in the same year.
In 2021, GAA earned 1 star from Michelin and Chef Garima received the Michelin Guide Young Chef Award.
Today her mission is to rediscover and reform the narrative on Indian food through her cooking and her not-for-profit initiative, Food Forward India.