Atul was the first chef to achieve a Michelin star award for Indian food while working as head chef at Tamarind in London. He went on to open his own restaurant, Benares of London, which also won Michelin star status along with many other awards. He has since opened a second restaurant just outside London and has most recently opened his first restaurant in Ireland – Ananda in Dundrum – to great critical acclaim. Atul is well known to followers of TV cookery programmes such as Saturday Kitchen and The Great British Menu. He writes on Indian cookery and returns to India regularly, leaving him very little time to teach, but he continues to make Lynda Booth’s Dublin Cookery School a regular part of his teaching schedule.