LAVONNE ACCADEMY

VINESH
JOHNY

After graduating from Christ College with a BHM degree in 2010, he went on to work with The Oberoi Group of Hotels and Starwood Hotels & Resorts in various capacities, before he found his calling to be an educator. In 2012, at the age of 24, he set up India’s first international specialized baking academy “Lavonne Academy of Baking Science & Pastry Arts”, with the aim of making pastry arts a mainstream career choice. Vinesh is instrumental in bringing to Lavonne pastry chefs of international repute such that world class education is made available to students wanting to specialize in the field. He holds the honor of being one of the only two Indians to be featured on the inaugural ‘Forbes 30 under 30 Asia’ list for 2016, in the Arts category and was presented the prestigious Restaurant India Award 2016 for Pastry Chef of the Year. In the same year he became the Ex-Officio Chairman of the Pastry Council of India. This year, he is the only Indian to be a part of the ‘Forbes All Star Alumni Asia’ list, one that features revolutionary game changers. Since the early years of the academy, Pavoni sponsors and supports Vinesh’s initiatives.