Vikram Vij

Vij's restaurant (Vancouver / Canada)

Interesting Facts

Birthdate:
1964

Type of cuisine:
Indian

Talents:
Brand ambassador, Recipe development, Show cooking, TV, Influencer, Speaker, Workshops

Awards:
– My Shanti, Vancouver Magazine’s Best Indian Restaurant
– Rangoli, Vancouver Magazine’s 2nd Best Indian Restaurant

“Good food should not only be served with passion and love, but humility”
Vikram Vij

“There’s no more-beloved Indian restaurant in North America”
Alan Richman, GQ

Vikram Vij takes inspiration from his homeland of India and has a passion for cooking and desire to bring cultural awareness of Indian cuisine through his cooking, restaurants, and food.

Raised in Amritsar, Delhi, and Bombay, Vikram he arrived in Canada carrying Indian spices in his suitcase to become a culinary legend.

His eponymous first restaurant, Vij’s, was described by the New York Times as “among the finest Indian restaurants in the world”.

Since then he opened two additional award-winning restaurants and his own line of frozen food.

Vij is a certified sommelier and is passionate about pairing wines with his cuisine and is a passionate supporter of the sustainable food industry.

Vikram’s books have won awards and he is a household name with television appearances on “Top Chef Canada”, “Chopped Canada”, “Recipe to Riches” and “Dragons’ Den”.

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