Meet Our Team

Balendra Singh

Owner & Executive Pastry Chef

Balendra Singh currently belongs to the well-trained pastry chefs in India! With a flair for innovation and acumen of international pastry cuisine. He is a dedicated Pastry chef, who initially studied his art in The IHM Dehradun with a focus on bakery and confectionary. He worked With top luxurious International Branded Hotels, UmaidBhawan Palace Jodhpur, Grand Hyatt New Delhi, Westin Gurgaon, JW Marriott New Delhi, Pullman and Novotel New Delhi, The TajMahal New Delhi & cruise ship around the world. Expenses knowledge in casual & fine dining, a-la-carte, buffet & Banquet and pastry shop setup homemade ice cream and handmade chocolates. After enjoying 17 years with the industry and finesse his skills as a pastry chef and chocolatier, he returned to his roots in culinary education and held a position an Executive Pastry chef at International Institute of Culinary Arts IICA-New Delhi teaching cooking and management courses. As he believes "Eating fuel the body, but eating good food fuels the soul". An endeavor to impart this knowledge of his, 'Excellence' programmed has been introduced, which consists of a melange of Pastry, Chocolate, and Entrepreneurship. He started his own INSTITUTE OF BAKERY & PASTRY ARTS (New Delhi) and also started "Balendra's Baking Classes"(BBC), every month in different five-star hotels all over India. As a culinary educator, he draws from his many years of culinary experience to pass along to students not only the skills for success in the kitchen but also for life. He feels those life skills are the most important things they can learn: teamwork, cleanliness, organization, respect, integrity, compassion and being able to laugh and enjoy what you are doing.

Sireesh Saxeena

Chef Sireesh Saxeena have 45 years of vast experience with the hospitality industry. He graduated from IHM Pusa in1975 and worked with India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and role to Vice President (Hotels) cum corporate Chef. Chef has won great accolades and recipient of number of Awards which includes the ''Golden Hat'' and the National Tourism Award as ''Best Chef '' in The five star category.

He has mastered a great number of chefs and hospitality professionals who now occupy high positions in the industry.

He has been advisor to quite a few Hospitality and Culinary institutes. He has adapted the book ''Cookery for the Hospitality Industry''.

Sandeep Kotnala

Chef Sandeep Kotnala has done his Diploma in Chef Management from Academy of Culinary Education Goa. He has a vast range of experience and exciting history of supporting students in competitive culinary competitions. Chef Sandeep Kotnala has worked in the culinary profession for more than 15 years. In the last 15 years, he has worked With top luxurious International branded hotels in India, Shangri la, Marriott International, Hilton World wide, Taj Lake Place, Oberoi Udaivilas . He continues to hone his own educational skills during his down time from school by reading, practicing new techniques and running the different sets of classes and events we have at IBCA New Delhi. As a culinary educator, he draws from his many years of culinary experience to pass along to students not only the skills for success in the kitchen but also for life. He feels those life skills are the most important things they can learn: teamwork, cleanliness, organization, respect, integrity, compassion and being able to laugh and enjoy what you are doing.

Chef Saurabh

Chef Saurabh Baghel have done his graduation from IHM MEERUT in B.sc in hotel and hospitality administration and did his internship in Hyatt regency gurgaon and have a working experience in pastry production from Lavonne food and beverage Pvt Ltd, Bangalore.

He have also participated in different types of pastry competitions in IHM chandigarh, dehradun, AAHAR(pragati maidan).

He also won gold medal in state, regionals and nationals organised by IndiaSkills and SkillIndiaMission and got training for sugar art from Malaysia and South Korea and some of the international achievements

Got Gold medal in Scotland conducted by Worldskills UK 2019

Bronze medal in Global skill challenge Australia conducted by Worldskills Australia 2019 and in the final competition he grabbed Medallion of excellence in Worldskills kazan, Russia 2019.

Chef Stuti Sehgal

Chef Instructor

Chef Stuti Sehgal have done her graduation from IIHM,Badarpur. After completing her graduation she did her one year diploma in Level-2 Food Prepartion and Cooking(patisserie) affilated from City and Guilds(UK) She did her industrial training from ITC Maurya,New Delhi. Then she did her operation training from Pullman hotel,New delhi. She have worked in Rennaisance hotel, Bengaluru for 2 year. She is working as a Chef Instructor taking diploma classes and hobby classes.

Diksha

Assistant Chef Instructor

Chef Diksha Khandelwal have joined IBPA as management trainee. She has completed her level 2 in Food preparation and cooking (patisserie) affiliated to city and guilds London. She has a intend to build a career with leading bakery of committed & dedicated bakery institute, who help us to explore herself fully and realize her potential. She has completed her degree course B.A French honours from Amity University. She has also did job in Accenture for 2 years.

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