Manish Tyagi

Born and raised in Dehradun, India, some of Manish Tyagi’s fondest childhood memories are of the aroma of spices in his mother’s kitchen and spending time by her side preparing special festival dishes. At August (1) Five, Manish shares his childhood memories of home cooked meals and festival fare with a fresh audience. Drawing on his upbringing and travels throughout the country, the chef deftly combines the wealth of culinary traditions from India’s 29 states with Northern California’s bounty of produce to create nuanced dishes that emphasize traditional flavors and seasonal ingredients