NAME: Utpal Dighe
CULINARY SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Johnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL
Chef Utpal Dighe’s journey to the kitchen came after a long career as a courtroom trial attorney. For many years, while working in South Florida as an attorney, his passion for cooking grew until he finally made the decision to change professions.
After closing his law practice, he enrolled at Johnson & Wales University where he earned his associates degree in Culinary Arts and a bachelor degree in Food Service Management. After working and gaining experience in both front of the house and back of the house positions in restaurants, hotels and catering companies, Chef Dighe decided to open up his own businesses. He currently is the owner / chef operator of Saborwala, an Indian-Latin fusion food virtual kitchen, and Samsara Creations, a private event and catering company.