Sanjeev Kapoor to prepare menu for railway food

Kapoor has undertaken similar exercise with large organisations and has a clear idea of the challenges, an official said.

Written by Avishek G Dastidar | New Delhi | Published:February 12, 2016 2:15 am
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The Railway Ministry has approached celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor to prepare the menu of food items that are served on trains. Kapoor, who has decades of expertise in commercial food and beverage industry, is a household name in the country, which is why the Railways asked him to prepare the menu, said senior officials in the ministry.

“I won’t be able to reveal much, but yes as an Indian I’m glad to be able to help Indian Railways,” Kapoor told The Indian Express.

Asked if the quality of food can be ensured within the low price points of rail catering, he said: “Take for example gol gappas. They are tasty even though they are not expensive.”

Kapoor has undertaken similar exercise with large organisations and has a clear idea of the challenges, an official said.

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    Sunitha
    Feb 12, 2016 at 4:23 am
    Yuck - there goes the 'See India' trip by railroad for us. We had been planning this trip for a long time. Now we have to re-think about it now. We do not want to play captives to a particular mode of cooking. We have tried 2-3 of Kapoor's prepackaged e mixes that carry his name and picture. We did not like any of those packages. None of them has had even a remote connection to the fine foods we are used to at some of the common restaurants, like on Pandara Road near India Gate. No offense to Mr Kapoor. But we believe he's more of a celebrity than a serious cook - these days. We have to prepare our dishes with the ingredients inside the package, not the picture on the cover. Sorry, Mr Kapoor, but your packages are not up to the billing you receive in the media. The bad taste from those packages continues to prick on our taste buds. Tasty food you can take for granted and forget, but bad food's after-taste somehow never seems to leave you. Mrs Sunitha Kumar, USA
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      Prasanna Khakre
      Feb 12, 2016 at 7:11 am
      From what I got from the writing is that he is an advisor for food on trains in India, who will make suggestions according to tastes liked across different regions, not a cook preparing food on all trains running all over Indian routes. The food is going to be cooked and also it will be a method of cooking that will be affected not the contents of foods or it will not be like the w railway organization going to buy mas and preparation material from Sanjeev Kapoor.
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        Sathish
        Feb 12, 2016 at 3:20 am
        Hype makes money!! It is nothing less than cheating.
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          Sathish
          Feb 12, 2016 at 4:58 am
          Looks like you are one of those criminal type who like to loot others by hyping.
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