Cordon d'Or - Gold Ribbon

is pleased to present the Bios and Photographs of the Winners in the

Annual International CookBooks and 'Culinary Arts' Awards - 2007



Cookbooks and Culinary Arts Award

VIJ’S – Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine






VIKRAM VIJ was born in India and grew up in Amritsar and Mumbai. He studied Hotel Management in Salzburg, Austria, where he worked for several years before moving to Canada to work at the Banff Springs Hotel. He opened the original 14-seat Vij’s Restaurant in Vancouver in 1994. A certified sommelier, he loves wine and knows how to pair his innovations with great bottles from around the world.

MEERU DHALWALA was born in India but moved to Washington, D.C. at a very young age with her parents. Prior to marrying Vikram and moving to Canada, she worked with various organizations on human rights and international development projects.



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