Chef Hussain Shahzad brings a blend of energy, passion into the kitchen at O Pedro. Encouraged by his mother to pursue his passion for cooking, Hussain joined the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration at Manipal, Karnataka, in 2005. After graduating, he worked with the Oberoi Group of Hotels as a Senior Kitchen Executive at Frangipani, Mumbai, before moving to New York in 2014. He spent a year at Eleven Madison Park, the famed New York restaurant.
Despite several years abroad, Hussain had a deep yearning to return to India and be a part of the changing food scene in the country. In 2015 Hussain returned to India and joined The Bombay Canteen as Sous Chef and 2 years later, the Executive Chef of O Pedro.
Hussain’s food philosophy is simple - showcase local produce using contemporary culinary techniques that inspire the future generation of chefs to cook smarter. It is Hussain’s dream to see every diner excited about the food they eat and he and his team are committed to continuously create and innovate - making food the hero of the restaurant experience.