MasterChef Pankaj Bhadouria is the winner of MasterChef India Season 1 (2010). Since then, she has hosted various cookery shows on TV such as Chef Pankaj Ka Zayka (StarPlus), Kifayati Kitchen (Zee Khana Khazana), 3 Course with Pankaj (Zee Khana Khazana), Rasoi se- Pankaj Bhadouria ke Saath(ETV), Sales Ka Baazigar(ETV). She was the first MasterChef Winner worldwide to have an official MasterChef Cookbook in her name and has written two more cookery books since then; Barbie- I am a Chef and Chicken from my Kitchen (Bloomsbury Publishing).
She is a celebrated culinary educationalist. In August 2012, she launched The Pankaj Bhadouria Culinary Academy where she shares her love for culinary arts with cooking enthusiasts. Through Pankaj Bhadouria Master Classes she does many workshops and cookery demonstrations. She is also a restaurateur. Tramp Tree Cafe, her signature coffee shop, has two outlets in Lucknow. Coming up soon is Tamaara, her fine dine restaurant.