You are invited to Celebrate Our Makers. The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce is turning the spotlight on businesses throughout the Thompson Valley that make our community distinct. We are taking a closer look at the people behind the scenes, behind the creation, and behind the experience - asking what is it that you create? Let’s find out.
Meet Dilip Maurya, Owner & Head Chef of Maurya’s Rest.Bar.Banquet on Victoria Street in Kamloops. When Dilip was younger, his passion was acting and dance, a career he had to leave behind due to circumstances that prevented him from pursuing this dream.
After leaving the performing arts scene, Dilip decided to try culinary arts and was fortunate enough to work at a five-star luxury hotel in Taj Mahal under chef Gulam Rashool. In 1997 Dilip moved to Canada and joined the team at Dawett Restaurant in Kelowna, BC and in 2004, the Thompson Valley was lucky enough to welcome Dilip and wife Preeti to their new community, where they opened “Maurya’s Fine Indian Cuisine” (now "Maurya's Rest.Bar.Banquet").. Dilip and Preeti are passionate about providing “exceptional cuisine with a premium casual dining experience.”
Maurya’s Rest.Bar.Banquet is Kamloops’ first Indian inspired craft cocktail bar, paired with unique northern Indian cuisine, Maurya’s provides an outstanding dining experience and unique food and drink to the people of Kamloops and surrounding areas.
Chef Dilip is passionate about not only cooking, but feeding people and seeing them enjoy his distinct food and drink. While he focuses on the cuisine, the rest of the Maurya’s team is eager to make their guests smile and deliver an outstanding customer experience. Together as a team, Maurya’s creates good times for their guests.