Chef Priyam Chatterjee’s investiture ceremony by French Ambassador
New Delhi, 12th August 2019. On behalf of the President of the French Republic, the Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Mr Alexandre Ziegler, conferred the distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole on talented young chef, Priyam Chatterjee.
Priyam Chatterjee is the first Indian chef to be conferred this honour, which comes in recognition of his contribution to reinventing the gastronomic scene in the Indian capital. Having trained under eminent French chefs, he is known to honour French cuisine by revisiting the traditional dishes of his native state, West Bengal. His masterful plating, his eclectic cooking style and his creative dishes draw upon his Bengali roots, the French influence in his life and his love for music and art.
Highlighting his culinary flair, Ambassador Ziegler Alexandre remarked, “Chef Priyam Chatterjee’s appointment as Knight in the Order of Agricultural Merit this evening is befitting in light of the quality and creativity of his unique gourmet cuisine, which infuses the French influences he has imbibed over the years. French gastronomy in India has found its reference in him – one of its ambassadors – which has also led to his selection in this year’s batch of the India-France Club Young Leaders.”