Cook for a Smile is an initiative by Smile Foundation, which brings together top corporate leaders from leading organizations together, not for a boardroom conference, but to the kitchen – to cook and put a smile on the faces of underprivileged children. By donning the chef’s toque, these personalities will be supporting the nutrition of these kids, helping them stay healthy and learn better. Cook for a Smile is also an effort to sensitize the privileged society and make it an active partner in bringing positive change in the lives of these underprivileged children.

Chef Vikas Khanna will be hosting Cook for a Smile, as the Goodwill Ambassador for the cause. The event will be held at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi, on July, 27th ,2014


Vikas Khanna is an award winning, Michelin Starred Indian chef, restaurateur, food writer, filmmaker, humanitarian and the host of the TV Show MasterChef India.

After his graduation from the prestigious Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Vikas went on to train under renowned chefs of Taj Group of Hotels, Oberois, Leela Group, and many more. He has studied at the Culinary Institute of America, Cornell University and New York University and the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, Paris.

Vikas has authored several books, including “The Spice Story of India” and “Modern Indian Cooking”. On July 29, 2011, Vikas hosted dinner for the Hindu American Seva Charities Conference held at the White House organized by Anju Bhargava, who is a member of President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnership.

Khanna has received several awards, including the "Access to Freedom Award" in 2005 from SATH, previously awarded to George W. Bush and HRH Prince Charles, and The Shining Star Award from Just One Break, Inc. previously received by Christopher Reeve and Ray Charles.

           Watch Vikas talk about Cook For A Smile


Cleo County with its Egyptian theme based design has been one of the most ambitious projects of ABA Corp, where luxury living is redefined with modern architecture, accentuated with unsurpassed quality and design. The project represents the work philosophy of ABA Corp which aims at conceptualizing the unconventional without compromising on quality. In a growing economy and a booming real estate market ABA Corp has been able to carve a niche for itself with its core focus on servicing the evolving Indian buyer. They have prioritized their needs and aspirations by creating an opportunity for the home owner to purchase not just an asset but a lifestyle of international standards.

No compromises are made in presenting to the discerning home buyer an occasion to choose a lifestyle which is in sync with their personality and way of life. The 25 acres of property is home to one of its kind amenities like the first five level cascading swimming pool with a skywalk in India, a mist garden which calms and cools your senses and playgrounds for kids with seven play options to choose from designed to suit their tastes including a Mini water Theme park, a dedicated trampoline area, and sand pits for children. Cleo County offers an opportunity to live like royalty and experience the wonders of luxurious living.


About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Zilara™ and Hyatt Ziva™ brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt Residences® and Hyatt Residence Club®. As of March 31, 2014, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 554 properties in 47 countries. For more information, please visit


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