ABOUT Rajeev Janveja | Corporate Chef | Lemon Tree Hotels


Rajeev started his culinary journey with the Taj Group of Hotels after completing his studies from IHM Lucknow. Over the years, he has honed his skills at various Taj hotels across the country as well as with some other leading retail food businesses.

During his illustrious career, Rajeev has launched many quality restaurants like the Machan and Ricks at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi; ARENA, an international all day dining at the Taj Deccan and the iconic restaurant Thai Pavillion at Vivanta by Taj, Begumpet. He was closely involved in the renovation, planning and opening of the Indian restaurant Masala Bay at the Taj Land’s End, Mumbai.

As the Corporate Chef of the Lemon Tree group, Rajeev is directly responsible for all the 50 hotels that fall under the three brands- the Lemon Tree Premier, Lemon Tree Hotels and Red Fox brands. He is also accountable for the group’s upcoming hotel projects. Rajeev’s key mandate at Lemon Tree is to develop food concepts that cater to the mid-market business traveler who is looking for unique food experiences.

Rajeev has been a part of various high profile food promotions across the world and has participated in cookery sessions in countries like Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia and France. He has also featured on cookery shows on Star TV and Sony TV.

Rajeev is also the proud recipient of the ‘TATA Award for Business Excellence” for achieving operational excellence at the all day dining restaurant Paradise Lounge, at Taj Deccan Hyderabad.

With a career spanning over 33 years, he brings with him a rich and relevant experience of launching exciting new restaurants and food concepts.

Rajeev is playing a key role in revamping LTH’s culinary strategy and will assist the group achieve the vision of being the dominant mid-market hotel chain in India by 2016.