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Chef Train

Uttam Rawat, Swadist

The newest inductee into TPW’s elite chef-picks-chef club of top Garden State toques came from India to head kitchens for the Moghul group of restaurants. In 2019, he struck out on his own with a modest storefront in Jersey City’s India Square in which he serves bold, personalized dishes and dazzling renditions of classics that mesmerize his selector, Rakesh Ramola of Indeblue.

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SWADIST, 715 Newark Ave., Jersey City. 201-721-5152. Website: Email: Follow on Facebook @SwadistRestaurant and on Instagram @swadistmeals.


Chef Train appears the last Saturday of every month. Last month’s honoree selects this month’s honoree who in turn chooses next month’s honoree. And so on down the line.


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