Gurpareet Bains is a chef and nutritionist, as well as being the world's leading expert on Indian Superfood – a culinary concept which he created by combining together superfoods with superspices at mealtimes.

He first blitzed onto the scene through a flurry of international press back in late 2009 when he created the 'world's healthiest meal' – a simple Chicken Curry with Blueberries and Goji Berry Pilau – which contained the antioxidant-equivalent of 23 bunches of grapes. This very simple chicken curry dish captured the imagination of the media. Even Chris Evans declared it "the best curry I've ever tasted".

Gurpareet's creativity extends far beyond this one dish – indeed to an extensive and life-changing collection of recipes geared towards eating much more healthily. Recognising the exceptional health-promoting properties of foods from simple spices through to berries, fruits and vegetables, Gurpareet sets out to create recipes which - via high antioxidant levels, cardiovascular health benefits and a myriad of curative properties - help to improve our health and wellbeing.

He was involved in pioneering Indian food into Turkey, and was also the first Chef to introduce Indian food to the Mövenpick Hotel Group. The national newspapers in Turkey and India have featured him on front cover.

Gurpareet’s debut book, Indian Superfood was published in July 2010, by Absolute Press/Bloomsbury Publishing and is a no.1 bestseller.

Gurpareet is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London & BBC Asian Network.

His latest accolade is winning the 2011 English Curry Awards, Chef of the Year title.

Chef of the Year

English Curry Awards 2011

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