Born in Nagpur, India, Chef Pushkar’s culinary roots originate in the rich tapestry of flavors of his homeland, cooking with his parents in their family kitchen. Yet, his desire to experience something more drew him out into the world. At age 20, Marathe began culinary training in Switzerland before embarking on a decades-long, world culinary exploration. While holding sous chef and chef positions at several of Dean Max’s restaurants, The Ritz Carlton ,James Republic, Pink Sands Resort, and Meat Market, Chef Marathe gathered knowledge and inspiration from diverse global cooking traditions. In 2017, in collaboration with Niven Patel, Chef Marathe pushed the boundaries of Indian cuisine with Ghee Indian Restaurant, celebrating its delicacies alongside bold flavors.
Chef Marathe’s newest venture, Stage Kitchen, brings all of his culinary experiences and explorations together in a vital cuisine born of interwoven traditions. Now, Marathe resides in Deerfield Beach with his wife and son, and continues to nourish his constant inspiration through cooking seasonal and regional cuisine— merging the roots of his home with the fruit of his travels.