The Leela Palace, Bangalore appoints Chef Simran Singh Thapar as Executive Chef
After a glorious stint in North India, Chef Simran Singh Thapar is ready to make his mark in Bangalore.Bengaluru, 21st June 2023: The Leela Palace in Bengaluru has recently appointed Chef Simran Singh Thapar as its
After a glorious stint in North India, Chef Simran Singh Thapar is ready to make his mark in Bangalore.
Bengaluru, 21st June 2023: The Leela Palace in Bengaluru has recently appointed Chef Simran Singh Thapar as its new Executive Chef, adding a touch of culinary brilliance to the city’s fine-dining scene. With an illustrious career spanning over 17 years in the luxury hospitality industry, Chef Thapar brings his award-winning expertise and passion for North Indian cuisine to elevate the gastronomic experience at the renowned establishment. As a seasoned chef, he is set to showcase his culinary mastery and create unforgettable dining experiences for guests at The Leela Palace, Bengaluru.
Chef Simran Singh Thapar’s culinary journey took flight after serving as a Navigation Officer in the Merchant Navy. His remarkable career began at The Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development, where he had the privilege of training under the esteemed Chef Parvinder Bali. Over the years, Chef Thapar has showcased his culinary expertise at renowned establishments such as Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, The Roseate Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott, and the Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts.
In 2021, Chef Thapar’s culinary prowess was recognised as he was awarded the prestigious title of Executive Chef of the Year (Luxury) by Hotelier India. This accolade speaks to his exceptional talent for crafting innovative menus that deliver extraordinary dining experiences. Known for his penchant for utilizing local, lesser-known ingredients, Chef Thapar’s signature dishes, including Jackfruit & Avocado Galouti, FAB Pizza, and Himalayan Arancini, exemplify his unique culinary style. By combining modern techniques with seasonal produce, he creates memorable and delectable culinary journeys.
Beyond his culinary creations, Chef Thapar is committed to preserving and revitalizing lost recipes while prioritizing sustainability, freshness, flavor, innovation, and nutrition. His dedication to culinary excellence has garnered him further recognition, ranking him #7 in Culinary Power 25 (Asia, Middle East & Africa) by Hotelier Web in 2022 and #26 in the Top 30 Chefs list by Food Superstars in the same year.
, “I have had a wonderful journey with The Leela across India, and I am thrilled to join them in Bengaluru. My passion lies in creating gourmet experiences that epitomize attention to detail and incorporate global techniques. I eagerly anticipate crafting unique and innovative dining experiences that celebrate the flavors and ingredients cherished by the people of BengaluruChef Simran Singh Thapar
About The Leela Palace Bengaluru –
The Leela Palace Bengaluru is a decadent palace, nestled amidst nine acres of lush gardens featuring six floors of elegant and spacious 357 rooms and suites. Built in an art-deco form drawing inspiration from the architectural style of the Royal Palace of Mysore and the palaces of the Vijayanagar Empire, its copper domes, arches and ornate ceilings reflect the grandeur of palaces of a bygone era. The new hotel offers a host of restaurants, bars and The Royal Club, a hotel within a hotel providing highly-personalized business and leisure services complemented by five daily meal presentations at The Royal Club Lounge. The hotel is in close proximity to business districts, the cosmopolitan 100ft road, Indiranagar with easy access to the city centre – MG Road.