Jehangir Mehta '95

Jehangir Mehta

JEHANGIR MEHTA ‘95 is the owner of three restaurants—Graffiti, Me & You, and Mehtaphor—and a catering company. Earlier in his career, Jehangir was a highly acclaimed pastry chef at some of New York City’s finest restaurants including Aix, Union Pacific, Mercer Kitchen, Compass, and Jean-Georges. Author of the book, Mantra: The Rules of Indulgence (Harper Collins), he has been a participant in Food Network’s Next Iron Chef Redemption 2012, the runner-up at the Next Iron Chef 2009, and a guest on Martha Stewart Living. In his capacity as chef-ambassador for the National Foundation of Celiac Awareness, Jehangir tours the country to encourage more restaurants to offer gluten-free options. He also promotes the use of mushrooms in place of meat in fine dining, and he is the chef-ambassador of The Mushroom Council. His trademark style has been featured in not only traditional food magazines but also Vogue and The New Yorker. Ten years ago, Jehangir started Candy Camp, a fun-filled private cooking class for children to introduce them to healthy food and cooking. Since then, he has worked with Whole Foods Market in a nationwide children’s culinary program as well as other entities such as Scholastics, Children’s Museum of Manhattan, and at kids food festivals. He is an alumnus of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and holds a BA in sociology from the University of Mumbai. (New York, NY) @jehangir_mehta