Vikhroli Cucina

Culinary Chroniclers Conclave

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A unique industry event that brings together 300+ creative professionals committed to the art and craft of chronicling cuisine and culinary arts through mediums of Art, Literature, Media and Photography.

Delegate Profile

Artists, Photographers, Writers, Publishers, Editors, Journalists, Traditional and new-media Producers, Students, Teachers, and other food professionals.

Time & Place

The conference will be held on Saturday, 30-June-2018, between 9:30 am - 6:30 pm at the Auditorium, Godrej One, Vikhroli, Mumbai.

Keynotes, Discussions and Lectures

The conclave will have keynotes, discussions, and lectures from distinguished peers who will speak about the past, present and future of documenting food through art, literature, photography and media. These sessions will be held in the main auditorium, open to all delegates, and will range from 30-60 minutes in duration.


The conclave will host several masterclasses around food art, literature, photography and media production by well known experts in these fields. Masterclasses will be held in smaller conference rooms, limited to 30-40 pre-registered participants, and run for approximately 120 minutes.

Activities & Contests

The conclave will also have contests running through the day that will require delegates to participate in activities around food in one or more streams. These contests will be open to all delegates for participation.

Felicitation Ceremony

The conclave will close with a grand ceremony to celebrate and honour notable contributions in the fields of food art, literature, media and photography, selected by an eminent jury of peers. The 2-hour ceremony will be held in the main auditorium and will include several luminaries from the food and media industry.

Schedule Lobby Auditorium Room#12 Room#13
09:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:30

Food Art - Various Artists

The Story of Chocolate - Zeba Kohli

Layers of a Tiffin - Sonal Ved and Shirali Tyabji
Welcome Note - Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, Sujit Patil    
10:30 - 11:00

Art - Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal
Literature - Vikram Doctor Photography - Saba Gaziyani Media - Ruchi Srivastava
11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00

Culinary Chronicles of India - Dr. Mohsina Mukadam
Godrej Tyson Presents Challenges of Styling & Photographing a Chicken Curry - Saba Gaziyani  
12:00 - 12:30

Food and the Oral Tradition - Saee Koranne-Khandekar with Lalita Iyer, Shubra Chatterji
Godrej Appliances Presents Setting up a Microwave Video Shoot in your Kitchen - Ruchi Shrivastava
12:30 - 13:00

13:00 - 13:30

Building a career in Food Writing - Marryam Reshii
13:30 - 14:00

Cooking the Books - Vikram Doctor with Saee Koranne-Khandekar, Jyotsna Shahane

The critic as a cultural interlocutor - Antoine Lewis with Anisha Rachel Oommen and Sourish Bhattacharyya
Godrej Natures Basket Presents Let’s Foodle! (Food Doodle) with Spices - Rushina MG
14:00 - 14:30

Godrej Veg Oils Presents The Recipe From Plate to Page - Ankiet Gulabani
14:30 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:30

How to be a Culinary Video Star - Chef Varun Inamdar
15:30 -16:00

Documenting food through Digital Video: The present, the future, and the adept - Bhaskar Ramesh
16:00 - 16:30

Food Fables - Unusual ways of telling food stories - Chef Ranveer Brar
16:30 - 17:00

  The World of the Culinary Chronicler - Vir Sanghvi

Culinary Chroniclers Hall of Fame - Felicitation Ceremony

Vote of Thanks
17:00 - 17:30

17:30 - 18:00

18:00 - 18:30

* This agenda may undergo changes due to unforeseen reasons. Please visit this page again one day before the event for the final lineup.


Guest Speakers

The conclave is open to everyone who considers themselves a chronicler of food. If you are an Artist, Photographer, Writer, Publisher, Editor, Journalist, Traditional and new-media Producer, Student, Teacher, or a food professional who is interested in chronicling food through art, literature, media or photography, this event is for you.

Delegate Kit -
On-ground Contests
Masterclasses - - Registered only
* Valid student Photo ID must be presented at the venue to collect a Student pass.
** Limited entries available for Masterclass events. Registration on first come first serve basis.
*** Passes do not include meals.


Godrej One
Pirojshanagar, Eastern Express Highway
Vikhroli (East),
Mumbai – 400 079

Dining Options

The venue offers the following dining options.

Godrej Nature's Basket 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Snacks, Salads, Sandwiches
Food Court 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Snacks, Non-alcoholic Beverages
The Social 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Lunch, Snacks, Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic Beverages

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