New roles for the industry’s movers and shakers
Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi
Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi has appointed Chef Luigi Ferraro as the Italian chef at the newly launched Italian restaurant, Sorrento. Chef Ferraro has over two decades of hospitality experience from across the globe. He has been working behind the scenes with the hotel’s executive chef Neeraj Tyagi and his culinary team to further define the restaurant’s food and beverage operation. Before moving to India, Chef Ferraro served as executive chef for a luxury restaurant, Café Calvados in Moscow, where he handled the complete management of the restaurant and staff, and conceptualised menus based on the fusion of creative Mediterranean and international cuisine.
Luxury wellness centre Atmantan announced the appointment of Dr Manoj Kutteri as wellness director. Kutteri has spent two decades in the wellness industry, both internationally and across India, and carries extensive knowledge in the mind-body medicine, along with a forte in naturopathy, Ayurveda, nutrition, acupuncture, yoga and physical culture and psychology.
Whereas, Chef Sandeep Biswas has been appointed as executive chef. Biswas has worked with some of the top hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and spas in the world.
Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Mumbai
Chef Deepak Lenka has been recently promoted as chef de cuisine for Lake View Café restaurant at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel. In his new role, Chef Lenka handles a team of 65 chefs overlooking daily operations of the all-day-dining, deli, in-room dining and the executive lounge at hotel. Prior to this, he worked as the banquet sous chef for the hotel. Chef Lenka has over 13 years of experience in the culinary profession and has worked worked across renowned international hotel chains in India. Prior to joining the Marriott Group, Chef Lenka was associated with brands like InterContinental, The Leela, Taj Lands End and LeRoyal Meridian.
Sarover Hotels and Resorts, Chandigarh
Sarovar Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Sanjay Grover as the general manager of Hometel, Chandigarh. Grover has an international experience of over 26 years in the hospitality industry working with various hotels across India, UAE, USA and Mexico. Some of his previous assignments include stints with The Oberoi Grand Kolkata, The Oberoi Towers Mumbai, The Kwality Inn, Dubai and the Marina Beach in Azman. Having worked with varied brands in the business, Grover’s area of expertise includes food and beverage, banquet operations and sales and customer service among others.
Chef Arzooman Irani has been appointed as the executive chef, InterContinental, Marine Drive. Chef Irani holds a diploma in hospitality from Australia, a degree in professional cooking from the Baltimore International Culinary College, USA and has a diploma in management studies from the Swiss Hotel Association – Les Roches, Switzerland. During his career as a chef with the Taj Group of Hotels, he has worked at the Taj Fisherman’s Cove, Chennai; The Taj Green Cove Resort, Kovalam – Kerala; The Taj Fort Aguada Beach Resort – Goa; Vivanta by Taj – Whitefield, Bangalore and now at the Vivanta by Taj – Bentota, Sri Lanka.
Whereas, Chef Bhairav Singh Rajput was appointed as master chef, Kebab Korner. Chef Rajput was previously employed with Novotel Mumbai since 2010.
Soneva Resorts and Residences, Maldives
Soneva Resorts and Residences has announced the appointment of Heinrich Morio as the new managing director – Maldives. In this role, Morio will be responsible for overseeing its flagship resort Soneva Fushi as well as its latest luxury offerings Soneva in Aqua and Soneva Jani. Morio’s hospitality career spans more than 35 years, most of which has been spent in the management team of renowned luxury hotels and resorts. Prior to joining Soneva, Morio was the general manager of the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai, and formerly the general manager of the Burj al Arab, as well as the general manager of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, both also located in Dubai, UAE.
Grand Hyatt, Taipei
Sammy Carolus has been appointed as general manager of Grand Hyatt Taipei. He was previously the general manager of the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin and The Barai in Thailand. Carolus has relocated to Taipei with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He started as a sales executive with Hyatt Bali in 1992 and later served as associate director of business development and director of business development at Grand Hyatt Bali. In 2003, Carolus became director of marketing for Hyatt Regency Hua Hin. A year later, he was transferred to Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok.