Chef Vikram Vij
Vikram Vij was born in India in 1964 and lived in New Delhi and Bombay until the age of 20, when he went to study, live and work in Austria. Vikram moved to Canada in 1989 to work at the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta. In September 1994, Vikram opened Vij’s Restaurant in Vancouver, BC. In early 1995, a passionate and a creative Meeru Dhalwala joined him, and the two began collaborating on the menu, which would gain them international recognition and a global fanbase, and multiple culinary and business awards.
In June 2014, Vikram opened My Shanti, based in South Surrey. The theme of My Shanti is based upon Vikram’s culinary travels, and includes flavours, ingredients and influences from all over India. Vikram Vij is a tireless advocate of Indian cuisine in Canada, and of buying and eating locally produced and sustainable ingredients.
In 2022, Vij’s became a Michelin recommended and recognized restaurant, receiving the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand accreditation.