Hailed for cooking show

Caroline Springs cabbie Dhruv Sabharwal. Photo: Supplied

By Sumeyya Ilanbey

Caroline Springs cabbie Dhruv Sabharwal made his television debut at the weekend.

Mr Sabharwal, a 13cabs driver, featured on cooking series Anna Gare’s Cab Fare, on NINE and 9GEM.

The show follows celebrity cook Anna Gare as she gathers stories and recipes from 13cabs drivers.

Mr Sabharwal is from northern India and introduced Gare to some of his favourite dishes – butter chicken curry, rice and a chop chop salad.

“It was an honour to be featured on

Anna Gare’s Cab Fare and share my story with Anna,” Mr Sabharwal said.

“Being a 13cabs driver is a great career – I’m always getting to meet all kinds of people, but I never imagined it would lead to me being on TV.”

Gare said the show uncovered traditional dishes from the taxi drivers’ homelands, and delved into their experiences of transitioning their lives to Australia.

“I hope through watching the show, others are inspired to have conversations with their cab drivers, whether it’s about the driver’s story or their favourite traditional dishes,” she said.