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Deepak Ballaney

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Chef Dee, An Alumni of the Culinary Institute Of America, grew up in Bombay, India, is a true hospitality veteran. He started his career at the luxurious Taj group of hotels and brought with him his strong culture of spices and warm hospitality to launch “Soon to be world renowned” International Wings Factory aka IWFNYC and non traditional wings themed restaurant. IWF makes over 20 different globally spice infused sauces on premises to pair with wings. Over the years IWF has received many accolades and recognition. Such as feature in NBC live, CBS news, Fox... READ MORE

Chef Dee, An Alumni of the Culinary Institute Of America, grew up in Bombay, India, is a true hospitality veteran. He started his career at the luxurious Taj group of hotels and brought with him his strong culture of spices and warm hospitality to launch “Soon to be world renowned” International Wings Factory aka IWFNYC and non traditional wings themed restaurant. IWF makes over 20 different globally spice infused sauces on premises to pair with wings. Over the years IWF has received many accolades and recognition. Such as feature in NBC live, CBS news, Fox 5, NY Times, Food Insider, Buzzfeed’s link of top 28 nyc restaurants, Refinery29 and many more. This hole in a wall UES location has consistently superseded expectations of thousands of tastes buds of every age group.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? International Wings Factory. Vietnamese Chili Mango Wings What is your ultimate meal? Global Omakase, starting with a chicken wing, going to sushi, soup dumpling, burger, and then soufflé. I can't write any more as I have started imagining relishing it. Living that moment. What three things are always in your pantry? Fresh spices rack with Himalayan Salt, a Vitamix blender and a spice grinder, and butter. If you weren't a chef, what would you be? Never thought about that life. If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Anyone’s grand mother. What’s your favorite NYCWFF memory? That memory will be created in 2019.