Rambagh Palace, Jaipur Welcomes Raghu Deora As Executive Chef
JAIPUR, 16th AUGUST 2022: Rambagh Palace, Jaipur has appointed veteran culinary master, Chef Raghu Deora as the Executive Chef of the fabled palace. With close to three decades of illustrious experience, Chef Raghu Deora is known for his extraordinary creativity, unparalleled skill
JAIPUR, 16th AUGUST 2022: Rambagh Palace, Jaipur has appointed veteran culinary master, Chef Raghu Deora as the Executive Chef of the fabled palace. With close to three decades of illustrious experience, Chef Raghu Deora is known for his extraordinary creativity, unparalleled skill and revered leadership in culinary management and kitchen administration.
An alumnus of the Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai, Chef Raghu joined The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, as an enthusiastic Culinary Management Trainee at the iconic Golden Dragon at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. He then went on to becoming the youngest Sous Chef in-Charge at the flagship hotel. He took over the reins of The Chambers, an exclusive members-only club at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai and also spearheaded the kitchens at the erstwhile Zodiac Grill – the country’s first fine dining restaurant where the experience was comparable to the finest restaurants of the world. Chef Raghu has also served as the Executive Sous Chef of the Maximum City landmark, Taj Land’s End Mumbai overseeing its buzzing restaurants.
Over the course of his professional journey, Chef Raghu has trained extensively across the East in China, Singapore, and Hong Kong under the guidance of several renowned master chefs. He has also led the IHCL catering team at the prestigious World Economic Forum in Davos for many years, representing the unparalleled legacy of the brand at a truly global platform. With his extensive and varied experience, Chef Raghu was also selected to lead the team in handling the F&B offerings at the Bombay Brasserie restaurant at the India Pavilion at Expo 2020, Dubai.
“We are indeed fortunate have to Chef Raghu join the team at Rambagh Palace and helm our culinary operations. His exceptional experience with some of our most iconic luxury hotels will contribute greatly to the triumphs of our royal palace,”Ashok Rathore, Area Director – Jaipur & Ajmer and General Manager
“A defining city landmark and one of IHCL’s most cherished palaces, Rambagh Palace, Jaipur is truly the epitome of heritage, history and culture. I am delighted to join the wonderful team here and look forward to carrying forward this extraordinary legacy”.Executive Chef, Rambagh Palace, Chef Raghu
About Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
Originally built in 1835, Rambagh Palace, has transitioned gracefully through many royal transitions—from being the home of the queen’s favourite handmaiden, to a royal guesthouse and hunting lodge, and later as the residence of the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II and his queen, Maharani Gayatri Devi. Today, this jewel in the Taj’s crown offers 78 stunningly restored grand luxury rooms and suites, which were the chambers of the former Maharaja. The palace retains its elaborate splendour, extravagantly decorated with hand-carved marble ‘jalis’ or latticework, sandstone balustrades, cupolas and ‘chattris’ or cenotaphs, and elaborate Mughal Gardens. Within this most glorious of palaces showcasing the best of Rajasthan’s royal heritage, one can also experience the most exquisite fine-dining restaurants in Jaipur. Enjoy a royal Indian feast at Suvarna Mahal, the former palace ballroom built in the 18th-century French style with huge crystal chandeliers. For multi-cuisine options, head to Rajput Room, the all-day-dining restaurant, or Verandah Café. Find Mediterranean delights at Steam, or unwind in the sophisticated charm of the Polo Bar, with the trophies and memorabilia of the Jaipur polo team on display. Take your royal retreat a notch further by indulging in signature treatments at the Jiva Grande Spa, where one is enveloped in ancient Indian wellness therapies. Harmonise the mind and body with yoga and meditation. Over the years, Rambagh Palace has played gracious host to several illustrious guests, royalty and heads of states. Experience the finest traditions of Rajput hospitality and hear the stories of ‘The Jewel of Jaipur’.