Garima Arora

Garima Arora is the Chef-Owner of Restaurant Gaa and the all-day modern Indian eatery & bar, HERE, in Bangkok, Thailand. She is also the founder of Food Forward India; a not-for-profit initiative aiming to explore and catalogue the immense diversity of the cuisines of India. 

Her passion for the culinary world began in her family’s humble kitchen in Mumbai. Having studied to be a journalist, Arora made the switch to the culinary world with a short cooking stint in Paris, France. Since then, she has worked in some of the top kitchens of the world to eventually open Restaurant Gaa on 1 April, 2017. 

Today Arora is known for applying traditional Indian cooking techniques onto locally sourced ingredients to create an experience that is completely unique to her cooking at Gaa. She is a strong advocate for the relevancy and resourcefulness of Indian cooking techniques. 

“The need to come together as a community has never been stronger than it is now… continuous learning, sharing and great new ideas always find a way to push through thanks to forums like FOTE.”