A hotel management student and commerce and physics graduate, Arun taught cooking in the Pusa Institute of Hotel Management for four years. He arrived in Australia in 1982 as an Indian Chef in Geelong. The next year he moved to Melbourne to work in India House Restaurant and became a partner in the business in 1985. In 1987, he started Shiva Indian Cuisine in Fitzroy and 1988 in Prahran, the first open Indian kitchen in Australia. It didn’t stop there, in 2005 Arun started S G Catering and plans to launch a Shiva Indian Cuisine Food Truck with tandoor and dosa next month.
Teeing off. Arun enjoys a round of golf, playing at least twice a week at Kingswood Golf course.