Venkatesh Bhatt is an Indian chef and hotelier from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. As of 2021, he is the CEO of The Accord Metropolitan Hotel, Chennai.
Venkatesh Bhatt was born on Monday 15 September 1980 (Age 41 years; Until 2021) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He did his schooling from Sir M Venkatasubba Rao Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He never passed his studies during his school days and failed 4 times in different classes. After completing his schooling, Venkatesh studied catering at Aasan Memorial and received his Masters from Cornell University. Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with a degree in Public Administration.
Height (Approx): 5′ 7″
Hair Color: dark brown
Eye Color: dark brown
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about his father. His mother’s name was Radha Bhatt. He died in a train accident in 2001.
Wife & Children
He is married to Shobitha Venkatesh. The couple has a daughter named Radha Neelanchana Bhatt.
In 1994, Venkatesh joined Hotel Sola Sheraton, Chennai (now known as My Fortune), as a chef. After working there for two years, he later joined the Taj Coromandel in Chennai as a Management Trainee in Hotel Operations and Kitchen Management.
Later, he was promoted to the position of sous chef in 1998. In 2001, he worked as Executive Sous Chef at The Leela Palace, Bengaluru, and in 2004, he was promoted to Corporate Chef. Butt worked there till 2006 and then resigned from his job. In 2007, Bud started Billionsmiles Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. includes restaurants like South Indies, Up South and Pan South in Bangalore. In 2012, he joined The Accord Metropolitan Hotel and is currently (until 2021) serving as the hotel’s CEO. He is also the CEO of The Accord Puducherry and Highland Hotel in Ooty. Besides being the CEO, Venkatesh also works as a chef at the Royal Indiana restaurant in Chennai.
In 2014, she appeared in the Tamil cooking show “Cooking with Venkatesh Bhatt”. In the show, he cooks 100 of the best recipes that everyday chefs and viewers can try.
He has also been a part of the cooking shows “Cook with Komali” (2019) and “Cook with Kriku” (2021).
Vankatesh Bhatt has a YouTube channel called “Venkatesh Bhatt’s Heart of Thota Samaya” where he uploads his cooking videos. The channel was created in May 2020 and has more than 2.26 million subscribers.
GN Chetty Road, D Nagar, Chennai, India, 600017
- Vacation Destination: Maldives
- He likes to travel and watch movies in his spare time.
- Bhatt is fluent in five languages: Tamil, Kannada, English, Tulu and Hindi.
- He follows a vegetarian diet.
- Although a staunch vegetarian, Venkatesh is also good at cooking non-vegetarian dishes.
- Butt often says that he was a ‘CEO’ during the day and a ‘Chef’ in the evening.
- In 2021, he received the Blacksheep Digital Award for ‘Top 10 YouTubers of 2020’.
- Bud Chef considers the country his mentor.