Izzat Hussain

About Chef Izzat Husain

Chef Izzat Husain is a highly esteemed culinary personality in India, with a wide following and celebrity status. As a television chef, he has become a household name in India through his cooking shows, where he shares his passion for traditional Mughlai and Awadhi cuisine. With his expertise in culinary arts and his charming on-screen personality, Chef Husain has captured the hearts and taste buds of food lovers across the country. His recipes and cooking techniques have become immensely popular, and he is widely respected as an authority on Indian cuisine. Chef Husain's celebrity status has given him the platform to promote healthy cooking and to inspire people to embrace the rich culinary heritage of India.

Chef Cooking Method & USP:

Chef Izzat Husain's unique skills in cooking stem from his background as a Unani physician. His approach to cooking focuses on using natural ingredients and medicinal herbs to create dishes that are both flavorful and healthy. He sets himself apart from other chefs by adhering to certain principles such as not using water or artificial colors in his cooking, using minimal oil, and incorporating medicinal ingredients in his dishes. Chef Izzat Husain also demonstrates his efficiency in the kitchen by practicing quick cooking methods that use minimum fuel. These skills and principles make his cuisine stand out and offer a unique dining experience that is both delicious and nutritious.

Channel Studio during the episode shoot, took a photo of chef Izzat Husain preparing his meal somewhere in Mumbai in 2021

Early lifeEdit

Born in the majestic city of Lucknow, situated in the heart of Uttar Pradesh, India, Dr. Chef Izzat Husain graced the world with his presence. Spending most of his formative years in the enchanting cities of Kanpur and Lucknow, he grew to become a paragon of excellence.

After years of dedicated study and perseverance, Dr. Chef Izzat Husain obtained his esteemed bachelor's degree in the year 1984. His alma mater was none other than the prestigious UNANI Medical College in Kanpur, India.

Today, he stands as a testament to the power of education and hard work. Through his achievements, he has become an inspiration to many who aspire to pursue their dreams and succeed in life.


Hussain is a Unani physician, a chef, an author of cookbooks and a restaurant consultant.

He started his career as a doctor in a Charitable Hospital in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Hussain began his culinary career as a freelancer chef in India after working in many five-star hotels. He is the recipient of the Best Mughlai Chef of India Award by G-Plus Guwahati Food Awards 2015 at Guwahati by G-Plus Culinary. He is also the brand ambassador for Izzat Pasand, a brand of Dry Onions & Flakes in India.

Hussain's first TV show is QUEST on Traveller XP. He also launched his own Food Consultancy with "Sheesh Mahal Kitchens".

Personal lifeEdit

As a member of the Awadh royal family, Chef Izzat Hussain is also related to Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh. Despite coming from a royal family, Chef Hussain has carved out a unique path for himself in the culinary world. He is well-known both within India and outside of the country for his skills. Chef Hussain is an accomplished professional who is also a devoted father. He has a daughter and two sons. Chef Hussain exemplifies the traditions, excellence, and integrity that the Awadhi royal family has upheld down the decades via his devotion to his art and his love for his family.

Izzat Ka Khana: Mughlai Cuisine RecipesEdit

The accomplished Dr. Chef Izzat Husain has authored a cookbook titled "Izzat Ka Khana: Awadhi and Mughlai Cuisine Recipes" that has taken the culinary world by storm. The book is a culmination of his lifelong passion for food and his deep-rooted knowledge of the Unani system of medicine. Dr. Chef Izzat Husain believes that food is more than just sustenance - it is a source of energy that can heal and nourish the human body. As such, his cookbook comprises a collection of recipes that are not only delicious but also beneficial for the human body. The book features a range of medicinal preparations made with selected herbal and beneficial spices, fruits, and vegetables that have been used in Unani and herbal practices for centuries. "Izzat Ka Khana: Awadhi and Mughlai Cuisine Recipes" has become a hit among foodies and health-conscious people alike. The book has received rave reviews for its innovative take on traditional recipes and the use of natural ingredients to create dishes that not only taste great but also promote good health. With his cookbook, Dr. Chef Izzat Husain has elevated the culinary arts to a whole new level, inspiring people to explore the power of food as medicine.


Culinary showsEdit

In addition to numerous other international culinary and travel channels, Chef Izzat Husain has been on TV series like Channel WIN, Travelers XP, and others.

Dr. Chef Izzat Husain is a renowned consultant, sought after for his expertise in establishing new restaurants, food services, and hospitals. He provides valuable insights into interior decoration, seating arrangements, and the setup of artistic crockery, customized to the unique needs and theme of each establishment.

An expert in authentic special Mughlai cuisine, Chef Izzat trains kitchen staff at hotels, conducting workshops such as Rivaayat and OCLD. He also positions food promotion shows at various five-star properties, including the Oberoi Group, Trident Gurgaon, Shangri-La, Lalit, Ramada, Hyatt and Radisson Group, showcasing his culinary skills to discerning audiences.

As a catering specialist, Chef Izzat handles large quantities of multi-cuisine food for parties, ensuring top-quality food and accurate portion sizes. He also determines cuisine requirements and costs, carefully monitoring and positioning pre-booked catering food to ensure a seamless and unforgettable dining experience. With his keen eye for detail and extensive culinary expertise, Dr. Chef Izzat Husain is a valuable asset to any food establishment.


  1. ^ Husain, Chef Izzat. "Izzat Ka Khana". notionpress.com. Retrieved 2022-12-09.

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