FCIC 2023


Rocky Mohan

Brand custodian,
Old Monk, Author
Gourmet Passport & Chef Pin

Rocky Mohan is not only the custodian of the world famous Old Monk Rum, he is also a passionate hobby cook & foodie & has authoured some amazing books on the Indian Cuisine.

Due to his deep involvement in Indian Cuisine and traditional predilection Rocky Mohan started cooking & then documenting Indian recipes in the early 80’s. He continues this ‘Labour of Love’ with a dedicated zeal and eye for meticulous detail, sharing his abiding ardour for cooking with food enthusiast all over the world through both mediums of writing & Television.

He published his first book ‘Art of Indian Cuisine’ in November 1999 which has been in continuous print since then completing 20 plus years and has also been published in many foreign languages.

Rocky Mohan’s second book is on the patriarchal culinary tradition of Kashmiri

Wazwaan. This is the first time ever that the exotic treasury of secret recipes from the renowned family of Waza has been documented and published. Wazwaan continues to be the only book of its kind ever published.

Since then he has written a Cookbook dedicated to Rice, called Rice & Spice & has released his latest book called “Rocky’s Table” which has been published most lavishly..

The ardent foodie who has established a name for himself and is one of top 10 food influencers in the country has established trends through Gourmet Clubs in in all the metros where he curates exclusive well designed food events which are the talk of the town.

Rocky then launched the Gourmet Passport  which has won many followers over three editions, as a booklet of coupons. After the success of the booklet, he innovated the Gourmet Passport fine- dining app which is now a front runner in the domain of fine dining with over 250,000 members.

During the Covid pandemic he has developed another app called Chef Pin, where he is connecting the diner to the country’s largest listing of home chefs & bakers.