CULINARY ARTISANS AT THE LODHI

VIJAY THAPLIYAL
Executive Chef

A master in Oriental flavours, Chef Vijay comes with a wealth of two decades of expertise during which he worked his way through kitchens across the country and also in Beijing for a brief period which gave him hands-on experience and helped him strengthen his skills in the cuisine.

He has been instrumental in the re-launch of SET’Z at DLF Emporio in Delhi - a contemporary restaurant with seven international kitchens, where he was leading a team of 83 chefs.

PREM PAL SINGH
Executive Sous Chef

A specialist in European cuisine with a strong hand in Italian, French and steakhouse cooking, Chef Prem has over 15 years experience. He enjoys innovating with old world flavours, creatively blended with modern cooking trends.

At the helm of a team of 80 chefs at the hotel, he is renowned for curating exquisite menus for sit-down wine-paired evenings. Before joining The Lodhi, he was associated with Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai.


AKHILESH MAINDOLA
Senior Sous Chef, Events & Café (European Cuisine)

Chef Akhilesh has vast and versatile culinary experience of more than 13 years across the hospitality industry. A graduate from Delhi University, he pursued a 3-year apprenticeship in food production of Indian and Continental cuisine, after which he was associated with the Hyatt Regency, New Delhi for 5 years. Before joining The Lodhi in 2013, he was part of the team at Café E, DLF Emporio.

KAMLESH SINGH
Senior Sous Chef

Chef Kamlesh comes with more than 18 years of experience and a multi-skilled repertoire with expertise in an array of cuisines including Italian, European, Spanish, French and Indian.

He began his culinary journey in Mumbai, working his way up with stand-alone restaurants. Subsequently, he joined the acclaimed SET’Z at DLF Emporio, Delhi where he was heading a team of 30 chefs as Chef de Partie for five years. He later got the opportunity to hone his skills with the celebrity Italian Chef Aldo Zilli at his restaurant 'Zerruco by Zilli'.