Karan grew up in Mumbai and moved to England in 2005 to study law at the University of Cambridge, later working as a Solicitor at a Magic Circle firm in the City of London. Even as a practising lawyer, Karan’s passion for food and hospitality never faded and he spent time at professional kitchens in his spare time and on weekends. In 2012, he left his legal career to move back to India to reconnect with Indian food and pursue a career in hospitality. A year later, after marrying Sunaina Sethi, Karan moved back to London. The Sethi siblings and Karan opened Hoppers, a Sri Lankan and South Indian restaurant on Frith Street, Soho in 2015 and he now oversees back and front of house operations at the Soho, Marylebone and King’s Cross locations.
Having spent a long time trying to find his way into the industry without being confined to the kitchen every day, not only has Karan found a role he’s perfectly suited to, he’s created one of London’s most popular restaurant concepts of the past ten years. Hoppers has helped shine a spotlight on a cuisine that Londoners knew far less about back in 2015, and that’s largely down to Karan’s creativity and passion.
Learn cooking secrets and tips from the masters in their field, as Jeremy Lee and Karan Gokani guide you through a demonstration of a culinary masterclass. This is held in our masterclass kitchen in the UNESCO Galle Fort, a very intimate event where you meet the chefs, can ask questions and taste morsels of delight. Take advantage of this outstanding talent being here in Sri Lanka, and improve your dinner party hosting skills, surprise friends and loved ones – you can become the kitchen goddess or god!