Chef Garima Arora’s GAA in Bangkok is the first restaurant helmed by an Indian woman chef to be awarded the prestigious Michelin Star GAA’s maiden star gives it a pride of place in The Michelin Guide Thailand 2019.
Arora grew up in Mumbai on a diet of exotic foods her father brought back from his travels and a healthy dose of Bollywood—she was obsessed with Kabir Bedi. She studied at Jai Hind College and worked briefly as a journalist before leaving to chase her dreams. After a stint at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Arora worked with celebrated names such as René Redzepi, Gordon Ramsay and Gaggan Anand, before setting up her own restaurant in 2017. Little did she know that those dreams—including the Kabir Bedi variety—would find their way right back to her.
Source: Conde Nast Traveller