Anuraag Narsingani, Executive Chef at JW Marriott Hotel Pune, known for his masterful expertise and culinary contributions to connoisseurs of good food everywhere, was crowned ‘Chef of the Year’ at the recently held Hotelier India Awards 2019 in New Delhi. The awards celebrate the efforts of hospitality professionals who stand a cut above the rest in the hospitality industry and are always looking to bring something new to the table. The Hotelier India Awards take into account the winners’ distinguished excellence, marked by qualities and services that surpass any competition and recognize their innovations, contributions, and dedication to their craft.
With close to two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Anuraag is a quintessential Chef whose expertise in the culinary world has resulted in creating award-winning menus. Chef Anuraag believes that great food goes beyond just tantalizing the taste buds and with every recipe he aims to create a striking multi-sensory experience – ensuring it looks visually appealing, smells appetizing and its texture and taste appeal to discerning palates of his guests. Recognising his contribution to the hospitality industry and society at large, this award celebrates the intricate skills of Chef Anuraag as well as his team, because no great chef works in isolation. As the leader of a team of professional chefs, Anuraag not only sets high standards but also leads by example on how to reach and maintain the benchmarks set by him. His constant encouragement and support is paving the way for the next generation of master chefs to continue innovating with new and emerging trends to delight patrons and connoisseurs.
Speaking on the achievement, Mr. Girish Sehgal, General Manager, JW Marriott Pune said, “We are extremely proud of Chef Anuraag’s achievement. The award is a well-deserved recognition of his passion, enthusiasm and commitment towards immersing himself in the culinary arts. He is constantly exploring innovative ideas and ensures that his team puts their best foot forward and showcases the inimitable quality of the cuisines served at our hotel.”
The Hotelier India Awards – which were held on 16th December 2019 at Taj Palace, New Delhi is organized annually. Now in its 11th year, the awards recognize and reward the achievements of the country’s best talent in the hospitality industry. These awards acknowledge the efforts of hospitality professionals from different departments – across brands, across hotel categories and across regions – who have worked unstintingly to contribute to their property’s success.