At Fig, we practice sustainability and seasonal cooking. We strive for zero-waste in our kitchen and find innovative ways to use each and every part of our produce in our small but continuous efforts towards a better world.
Radhika Khandelwal, chef-owner at Fig & Maple and Ivy & Bean, started her culinary career in 2008 in Melbourne.
The initial years of her career in Australia helped shape her culinary beliefs of local, sustainable and seasonal cooking, giving her the opportunity to lead the conversation on these practices in New Delhi.
She started Ivy & Bean in 2013 and Fig & Maple in 2016, which helped translate her culinary thought process onto the plate. With a huge influence on farm to fork, zero waste, biodiversity and an advocate for the sustainable development goals, Fig & Maple was put on the culinary map in India’s capital city.
Owner-Partner, Radish Hospitality
Chef Radhika represents India at the Chefs Manifesto, an organization of the United Nations’ SDG2 (Zero Hunger). She is a part of Scaling up Nutrition and EAT Foundation, through which she often advocates and represents zero waste food techniques, ancient grains, and a celebration of the planet’s biodiversity on panels across the world.
In 2019, Conde Nast Traveller named Chef Radhika a 40 Under 40 Star Chef in India because of her significant contribution to the country’s zero hunger and sustainable food movement. She has actively brought together and nurtured thriving networks of regional food producers and frequently highlights their contributions through her menu at Fig and Maple.
She also spearheaded Delhi’s first digital Zero Waste campaign in the F&B industry in 2019, which became an immediate success on social media.
Owner-Director, Radish Hospitality
Ravish did his bachelors in hospitality from IHM Bhopal. He then moved to Melbourne in 2006, worked at a high end banquet for two years, moved on to do his first Ala Carte gig and thereafter opened a cafe with chef Radhika Khandelwal in Melbourne in 2010.
They ran that for 3 years before moving back to New Delhi in 2013. In the same year in October they opened Ivy and bean and proceeded to open Fig & Maple with Chef Radhika Khandelwal in January 2017.