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'Challenging for an Indian chef overseas to prove himself on home ground'

Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) London-based Alfred Prasad may be a Michelin-starred Indian chef with over 25 years of experience. But in India, he is born again, with a flourish, setting up the Indian restaurant Omya in The Oberoi Hotel in Delhi. Prasad also recently curated dishes for the frozen food major Innovative Foods that owns the Sumeru brand. "The challenge for an Indian chef who has established himself overseas is to prove his mettle in his home country," Prasad, now running his own Mahika Ltd consulting company, told IANS. Many chefs and brand experts IANS spoke to agreed that Prasad's tie-up with Innovative Foods is a first-of-its-kind in the country -- curating the food for a brand and his name and image featuring on the product pack.