Kiran Jethwa Biography
Kiran Jethwa is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, and entrepreneur born on August 22, 1976, in Nairobi Kenya. He is the host and presenter of the TV show, Tales From The Bush Larder which focuses on the culinary culture of Africa. Kiran is also a judge in the Great Kenyan Bakeoff
Kiran Jethwa Age
Kiran was born on August 22, 1976, he is 43 years old as of 2019.
Jethwa, who was born to an English mother and Indian father in Kenya, grew up in Nairobi before coming to England in the nineties to study at Manchester University. It was here that he got his first taste of a professional kitchen – and his future as a restaurateur was sealed.
Kiran Jethwa Career
He is the Chef and owner of one of Nairobi’s premier restaurant companies, Seven Restaurants Ltd. His cooking style reflects his background and can be described as Afro-Mediterranean fusion with a touch
of the east to spice things up using only the freshest ingredients. In a 4 year span, the restaurants have become the most popular eating destinations for the cosmopolitan Kenyan capital.
He brings to the screen the unique ability to combine his natural culinary flare with his love for adventure. This was perfectly illustrated with the Launch of his exciting Freshman debut TV show, ‘Tales From The Bush Larder’ with Fox International. The award-winning show has successfully aired a three-season run, set and shot across the African continent and viewed in over 60 countries through Fox’s vast platform headlining on Nat Geo People. The season also aired in Africa on Zuku.
His new series, ‘The Fearless Chef’ produced for Fox International Channels promises to pack a riveting punch as Kiran Jethwa traverses the globe showcasing fascinating Ingredients and extreme methods of Harvesting.
Kiran Jethwa Wife | Family | Daughter
Kiran father is of Indian (Gujarati) ethnic origin, while his mother has British ancestry. He is married to Sarah Jethwa, she is of Danish descent and was born in Zambia. She moved from the UK to Kenya with Kiran and together they have a daughter named Indiana
Kiran Jethwa Brother | Ethnicity
Kiran has two younger brothers. and is half English and Indian.
Kiran Jethwa Great Kenyan Bakeoff
The Great Kenyan Bakeoff follows 12 amateur bakers over the course of 10 weeks as they go through a series of baking challenges all in a bid to find the next
Great Kenyan Baker. In the show, a group of amateur bakers will compete against each other attempting to impress the judges with their baking skills. Each week one contestant will be eliminated and one will be named the star baker. It all leads to the finale where we will crown Kenya’s winning baker.
Kiran Jethwa Hobby
Kiran is an athletic and active personality and has spent any free time on the rugby field where he has several achievements under his belt, including several Full International caps for the Kenyan National Rugby team.
Kiran Jethwa Awards
Kiran has also been recognized with a number of culinary awards:
- Tales from the Bush Larder, series 2 received the “Best T.V Show” award at the 2014 Kenyan Kalasha Awards.
- 2012: Finalist for Taste Chef of The Year
- 2013: Finalist Taste Chef of the Year
- 2013: Winner Taste Industry Champion
- (The Highest Accolade in The Industry)
- 2013: Chefs Delight: Most Innovative Chef
Frequently Asked Questions About Kiran Jethwa
Who is Kiran Jethwa?
Kiran Jethwa is a celebrity chef, restaurateur, and entrepreneur, He is the host and presenter of the TV show, Tales From The Bush Larder
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How old is Kiran?
He is 43 years old as of 2019.
How tall is Kiran?
He is of average height.
Is Kiran Married?
He is married to Sarah Jethwa
How much is Kiran Worth?
This information is currently under review and will be soon updated.
How much does Kiran make?
This information is currently under review and will be soon updated.
Where does Kiran Live?
He lives in Kenya.
Is Kiran dead or alive?
He is alive and of good health.
Where is Kiran now?
He is still active in his career as a Chef.
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Kiran Jethwa Interview
You are the host of a new show on Fox International, The Fearless Chef. What is the show about?
The show is a high-adrenaline food adventure show. It takes the viewers on an adventure to 10 different locations around the world including Bolivia, Peru, Mongolia, China, Nepal, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Mozambique, and Bonio. It focuses on people around the world and the challenges they face in preparing food. The show is also being aired on Nat Geo on Tuesdays from 9 pm.
How was the shooting experience?
All the locations were ‘extreme’. It was tough since the environmental conditions were unfavorable. For example, Danakil Depression in Ethiopia was 53 degrees and Chagan Lake in China was below 40 degrees.
What is the craziest thing you have eaten?
In China, I ate scorpions, millipedes, cockroaches, spiders and a whole range of insects! In the Amazon, I ate huge white maggots that grow in palm trees; that was pretty challenging.
Tell us more about your show, Tales From The Bush Larder, which became such a hit.
I wanted to tell the Kenyan food story. During the first season, I traveled all over the country looking for different ingredients and recipes. It was exciting. As a chef, I learned different cultures and also taught other chefs different menus. It was a success and the next season, we traveled to Uganda, South Africa, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Zambia. Now we are doing Fearless Chef.
What were some of the challenges you faced?
The television world is very competitive. Once you come up with a pilot show, the next stage is to get noticed and that is never easy. I knocked on so many doors, but nothing was forthcoming. But I didn’t give up.
What else do you do for a living?
I am the co-owner of Seven Restaurant Ltd, Quite Bright Films Ltd, Crossfit Kwetu, and Kenya Good Food Camp, which provides pre-packaged food in Nairobi.
After completing your studies at Manchester in hospitality management, you had the chance to work and travel all the world. Why did you settle for Kenya?
First, I grew up in Kenya and loved it. I moved back home after my dad died and took over the family business. There were so many opportunities. I have managed to grow the business into four other companies. Kenya is a great country. If you are willing to take risks and put in hard work, it’s a place that can reward you.
What’s your career high so far?
Recently, we sealed a deal with Channel 4 in the UK. It is considered to be one of the leading virtual broadcasters in the world. I will be the first Kenyan to appear on the channel, hosting my own show.
How do you relax?
My relaxation is not really physical, but more mental. I love going to the gym at Crossfit Kwetu, it is the only Crossfit gym in all of East Africa. Crossfit is a discipline, and one of the fastest-growing fitness movements in the world.
Any hidden talents?
I play the guitar and drums, plus I sing depending on how many beers I have had.