About us

About Us

Local | Sustainable | Organic

As Vancouver’s premier private chef, Chef Tushar and our team are dedicated to delivering an exceptional dining experience with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. We are passionate about sourcing the finest ingredients, often visiting local farmers’ markets and grocery stores to ensure the highest quality for your event.

Supporting local economies is at the heart of our mission. We prioritize partnering with local suppliers, as we understand the importance of community and sustainability.

Our commitment extends beyond ingredients. We take pride in our personalized approach, working closely with clients to cater to their specific needs and create a truly memorable experience. With our team of highly skilled chefs, each with their own specialties honed at the city’s top restaurants, you can trust that your event is in the hands of culinary experts.

Choose Chef Tushar and experience the pinnacle of private dining, where passion for fresh ingredients, exceptional service, and client satisfaction come together to create an unforgettable culinary journey.

We are passionate about sourcing fresh and local ingredients. For events, we regularly visit local farmers’ markets and grocery stores to source ingredients. We are also very cognizant of the importance of supporting local economies and go out of our way to do so.

Our company works hard to cater to your needs and we are very invested in our client’s happiness. Our chefs have worked at some of the city’s best restaurants and have a variety of specialties, so rest assured your event will be in the best hands possible.

Tushar Tondvalkar

Owner | Private chef

Chef Tushar, the owner and executive chef has studied culinary arts and hotel management with a post-graduate degree in the latter. He has worked at the legendary two Michelin star, Gaggan and one Michelin star, Gaa in Bangkok, Blue Water Cafe, Bauhaus, Fishhouse in Stanley Park and West Oak in Vancouver. He was also the executive chef at Mumbai Local for two years, until he parted ways to start something of his own. In 2019, Chef Tushar has also started The Indian Pantry, which showcases regional Indian food through tasting menus, private dinners, catering services as well as retail options. He also co-owns Urban Tadka and Frankie Street Wraps, two ghost kitchens in Vancouver.

Tushar Kaldalgaokar

Private Chef

Born and raised in Mumbai, India. Tushar K pursued an education in hospitality before jumping into a culinary career after an apprenticeship in California. He has worked with the award winning restaurant like the Hawksworth Group in vancouver and currently he is a sous chef at Botanist restaurant at Fairmont Pacific rim in Vancouver, he calls this place his home because it gave him a lot of various opportunities like collaboration dinner with 3 Michelin star Chef Julien Royer of Odette in Singapore and 2 Michelin star Chef Ryan McCaskey from Acadia also develops menu seasonally with award winning chef Hector Laguna. He brings his passion for cooking and positive energy into the kitchen. During his days off, this avid fitness enthusiast can be found running around the seawall or getting lost in the local mountain.

Prem Shetty


Prem and Chef Tushar met at Mumbai Local where Prem was the General Manager and helped curate the bar menu. Prem’s experiences working at Vancouver’s iconic restaurant ‘Joe Fortes ‘ as a bartender and venturing out to establishments such as the Hotel Georgia, Tableau Bar Bistro (restaurant managing and bartending ) and The Flying Pig have honed his skills in creating and managing innovative bar menus.

He has worked with Chef Tushar in curating an India inspired cocktail menu using the best of BC’s wine and spirits.