I had a chance interaction with Chef Santosh at Asian Flavour near Rabi Talkies. It turned out that Chef Santosh dishes out the best Pan Asian Cuisine. Talk any cuisine from Thai, Laotian, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Chinese and Japanese he interacts with ease.
His experience has been mostly with Pan Asian all Day Dining Restaurant’s with luxury brands i.e. Taj group of Hotels and Resorts, Carlson Rezidor Hotels, Hilton Hotel and Resorts and upscale brands – Lemon Tree Group’s.
After finishing his course in IHM, Bhubaneswar he moved to Bangalore. His first assignment was with: Hotel Ivory Tower Bangalore- here he worked underChef Gautam k in Thai Restaurant named Ebony-The Thai Terrace.
Then he moved to Taj Krishna Hyderabad- here he worked in a Chinese Specialty Restaurant name is Golden Dragon under Master Chef Tony & Chef Pradeep Khoshla. Then he took up his assignment in – Taj residency Aurangabad-Worked in all day dining restaurant Name is Residency Restro under Chef Sachin Joshi.
His major break through came when he joined Taj Deccan Hyderabad as Chef De Partie. He was part of SYN – Specialty Pan Asian Restaurant Pre & Post opening team member under international Chef Juancho and Chef Sachin Joshi.
Then he moved on with the Lemon Tree Group at Aurangabad and there after to Aero City, New Delhi with responsibility as Sous Chef and Sr. Sous Chef: Lemon Tree Premier Hotel, Aero City New Delhi – Sr. Sous Chef. In the same responsibility he took up the reins at Hilton Chennai, Radisson Blu Hotel Guwahati.
Before he moved to Bhubaneswar his last responsibility was at: Windham Hotel & Resorts, Ramada Plaza Chennai as Executive Sous Chef and was part of the Pre & post Opening Hotel team member. Along with the other team members he is also holds a Certificate of Completion for ISO 22000:2005 FSMS Implementations Chef Santosh all time favourite – Thai Cuisine. He gave me a bet of completing the best of Thai cuisine in fifteen minutes flat. In that he served us Sesame Fried Prawn, Nan Prik Fried Rice and the famous Thai Red and Green Curry with Jasmine Rice. True to his commitment, he stuck to his timing and served us the best Thai Dishes in Bhubaneswar.