Cyrus Todiwala Biography

Cyrus Todiwala, in full, Cyrus Rustom Todiwala is an Indian personality who is well known for his profession as an Indian Chef and the proprietor of Café Spice Namasté, situated in London, and a known television celebrity personality in the UK. He got trained in Taj Hotels and Palaces in India and eventually rose to fame after he became the executive chef for a total of eleven restaurants within those hotels. He moved to the UK in 1991 with his short extended family. Despite the difficulties in finances in the initial years, he still managed to take over the restaurant for which Michael Gottlieb provided investment funding, and it made Todiwala open his restaurant named Café Spice Namasté in 1995. Today, the restaurant is the best-known in London dealing in Indian cuisine with the spice of at least 105 dishes.

Early Life

Cyrus Todiwala was born and brought up in Mumbai, India where he lived with his family including parents and siblings (details not given) in a split house made of 10 flats. His father (name not revealed) worked for the Automobile Association. Cyrus went to Sophia Shree B K Somani Polytechnic where he completed his graduation and studied Hotel Administration and Food Technology. He got his first job as a busboy. He earned his training as a chef from Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in India and eventually became Executive Chef for the chains of hotels in India with 11 restaurants and 160 staff members.

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Cyrus Todiwala Career

In 1991, Cyrus along with his family moved to Australia and later relocated to the United Kingdom after getting invited by a restaurant in Alie Street in London called Namasté, which was pretty lousy as described by Cyrus. During this time, the owner of the restaurant went through a financial crisis and had a difficult time so he had to sell the restaurant. On the other hand, Cyrus was facing unemployment and he went through issues with a work Visa, so he took over the restaurant with his wife Pervin.

In 2006, Cyrus opened his cafe Café’t’, a coffee shop/restaurant hybrid, and later launched cooking sauces under the brand name Mr. Todiwala’s in 2010 with an exciting range of pickles and chutneys. Later in 2011, he launched a new restaurant named Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen located within the Hilton Hotel at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5. He used to appear regularly along with his team at the Taste Festival being held in Dubai and London. In December 2014, he launched his first Indian restaurant called The River Restaurant which is located at the Acron Waterfront Resort in Baga.

Cyrus Todiwala Biography

Real Name Cyrus Rustom Todiwala
Birth Date 16 October 1956
Age (as of 2022) 65 Years
Birth Place Mumbai, India
Profession Chef
College Barnes School and Junior College, Sophia Polytechnic College
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 0” – in Centimeters – 182 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 85 kg  –  in Pounds –  187 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Pervin Todiwala
Children Jamsheed Todiwala
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Personal Life

Cyrus Todiwala is a happily married man with a small extended family of 4 members including his wife named Pervin and two sons (name not revealed). The pair are known to have met in Taj Hotel in India and later they moved to London in 1991. For over 20 years, the Todiwala family has been flourishing and leading a loyal team of success with the making of one of the US restaurants in the industry’s most enduring places.

Cyrus Todiwala Net Worth

Cyrus Todiwala is a chef, restaurateur, educationist, author, and entrepreneur and together with the support of his family especially his wife Pervin, he is running the business of four restaurants in India and the UK. He built two hotels having the names Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen at the deluxe Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, and Mr. Todiwala’s Kitchen at the Lincoln Plaza London.

After beginning his career as the hotel chef with the Taj Group in India, he became the executive chef with the sprawling Taj Holiday Village in Goa. You can catch him speaking on the radio, telecasting on television, and hosting the shows like BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen and the Radio 4 Food Programme. Despite this, he has written three cookbooks in his name. With this much spark and phenomenal success, it is sure that he must be having a net worth of around $10 million or even more.

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