Saturday, July 6, 2013

BARC Welcomes Sush Vij as This Year's Adult Camp Chef!

Our adult camp has been marked by some beautiful running and some outstanding eating over the last two years and 2013 should prove to be no exception!  Sush has drafted diverse, hearty, and healthy menus for our week, drawing from her natural wheelhouse in Indian and pan-Asian cuisine, while incorporating the bounties of the season and our region.  We are looking forward to a great week!

Sush Vij was most recently Chief Marketing Officer of Junnoon Restaurant (downtown Palo Alto), and with her partners managed and sold to a successful chain of Indian restaurants, Amber. Sush is a fusion Indian cook, who was recently featured on the Sony Entertainment Network's Indian life-style channel.  She focuses on bringing back the health and nutritional elements in Indian cuisine.  Knowledge of ayurvedic practices that has been lost over the last generations and organic ingredients are a feature of her cooking.  

In a prior life, Sush would architect growth strategies for online products and leads teams to execute releases and create exponential user and advertising revenue growth. From 2004 - 2009, as Product Director, Sush had lead responsibility at Microsoft for product management and planning and MSN video properties, including, Sush was globally responsible for over 250 million users worldwide. Prior to Microsoft, Sush was a Senior Engagement Manager at Deloitte Consulting with deep vertical experience in product strategy for the mobile industry, launching mobile brands, and a track record of mobile application results.  

She is also an  experienced jungle expeditioner and an active collector of Native American art.