Palak Patel

Chef Palak Patel has appeared on multiple Food Network shows throughout her culinary career

Palak Patel appeared on #4 Food Network shows & won Chopped. She also owns Dash & Chutney Restaurant in Atlanta - vegan food.

Chef Palak Patel is a TV contributing chef & Atlanta restaurant owner

TV contributing chef & Atlanta restaurant owner -Dash & Chutney

Chef Palak Patel on the cover of Simply Buckhead

Chef Palak Patel on the cover of Simply Buckhead

Chef Palak Patel on the set of a Food Network TV show

TV personality Chef Palak Patel with her dad

TV personality Chef Palak Patel with her dad

TV personality Chef Palak Patel at her restaurant

Food Network Champion Chef Palak Patel in the kitchen of her Atlanta restaurant

TV contributing chef & Atlanta restaurant owner -Dash & Chutney

Handvo Bites Lentil Muffins by Chef Palak Patel

Chef Patel is a Food Network Champion & owner of Dash & Chutney restaurant in Atlanta

A delicious gourmet dish prepared by Atlanta chef Palak Patel

Chicken sliders prepared by Atlanta based chef Palak Patel

An Indian-inspired dish created by TV chef Palak Patel

Delicious Indian cuisine prepared by chef Palak Patel


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Meet Palak Patel

TV personality Palak Patel is a classically trained chef, Atlanta restaurant owner, and winner of Food Network’s famed Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay. Palak was also a finalist on Food Network Star season 14. Most recently, Palak appeared as a guest judge on Food Network’s newest competition series Money Hungry, airing Summer 2021.

TEDx speaker and chef at the Institute of Culinary Education, Palak has partnered with many high-profile brands like BMW, Well+Good, Clif Bar, BOU Brand, Whole Foods and Hello Fresh. She’s made on-camera appearances on the TODAY show, Food52 digital and Good Day Atlanta. Chef Patel was featured in an article entitled “The Women Of The Restaurant Industry Speak Out About Their Pandemic Experience” in Forbes. She was also featured in Huffington Post, PeopleWomen’s HealthThrive GlobalMashableEpicurious, Bon Appetit, Los Angeles TimesIndia Abroad, and made the cover of Atlanta’s Simply Buckhead magazine  as a rising star to watch in 2021 and beyond.


Palak moved to the United States when she was 12 and became a classically trained chef graduating from the French Culinary Institute. Her style of cooking is influenced by her childhood in India and time spent working in the South of France, San Francisco and New York City. But she attributes her mother, grandmother and aunts, the most influential women in her life, as her first culinary teachers.


Moving closer to her family, Patel is making her mark on Atlanta’s food scene. She recently opened her new concept restaurant, Dash & Chutney at Chattahoochee Food Works. Located in the heart of Atlanta’s Upper Westside, the 22,000 square-foot food hall highlights the best of Atlanta’s culinary talents. The popular communal hall was a collaborative vision between celebrity chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern and renowned business owner Robert Montwaid.

Chef Patel describes her vision of Dash & Chutney to serve Atlanta a fully plant-based Indian street food menu. The concept is perfect to what’s already proven popular at Food Works, small businesses highlighting cuisines from around the world. Eater Review

Prior to her new restaurant venture in Atlanta Palak has had many exciting culinary projects as a private chef. Her work has taken her to Italy as a consultant for a restaurant launch. She created one-of-a-kind menus for the Dinner Lab supper club franchise in Miami, San Francisco, Washington DC, New York, and Atlanta. Palak also curated personalized, innovative menus and elegant catered affairs for New York clients ranging from small dinner parties to Fortune 1000 events.