US Foodservice Challenge

US Foodservice

Watch as AJ takes on the US Foodservice Challenge with cooking a meal under a time limit, set ingredients, style and using Miss Sydney's products - Indu's Chutney and Original Marinade!

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Mes Amis!

Capital Region Living |


Among the hundreds of hardworking chefs in the Capital Region, there are three that stand out: DaleMiller of Jack’s Oyster House in Albany; Widjiono (Yono) Purnomo of Yono’s Restaurant at...

Chef AJ Receives Culinary Award

Culinary Celebrations |

Chef Anand Jayapal’s recipe for a great kitchen is “spontaneous cookery dictated by instinct.” Chef Jayapal, or “A.J.” as everyone calls him, possesses a strong and admirable work ethic that has helped him to develop confidence and professionalism in and out of the kitchen.

A Passage From India

Hudson Valley |


A.J. Jayapal is a chef in a hurry. Just 33, he has already worked with some of the Capital Region’s finest chefs, including Dale Miller at Jack’s Oyster House and Carmine Sprio of Carmine’s Restaurant. /p>

It's a Family Affair


everyone gets involved when chef anand jayapal cooks

by william m. dowd | photos by suzanne kawola

As a licensed electrician, Anand “A.J.” Jayapal was scrupulously precise about his measurements and connections. As a chef with an ever-growing reputation, he prefers cook- ing by instinct and inspiration, seldom writing down or reading recipes.