An alumnus of Le Cordon Bleu school in France, Garima has worked alongside many world-renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay; René Redzepi; and Gaggan Anand. In 2018, she became the first Indian female chef to earn a Michelin star at the age of 32. In 2019, she was voted Asia’s Best Female Chef by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. In March 2019, Restaurant Gaa made its debut on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at no. 16 with the Highest New Entry award, and shortly after claimed its place at no. 95 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Gaa is currently ranked at no. 15 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 list.
Garima is also the founder of Food Forward India, a not for profit initiative which aims at cataloguing of and reforming the narrative on the “cuisines of India.”