Chef Raj Kumar:-
Chef Raj Kumar has started his Career as a Chef with TAJ as a Management trainee and worked in their flagship properties in Mumbai- Taj Land End, Taj President, Delhi – Taj Palace, Taj Mahal and Jaipur – Taj Jai Mahal Palace.
After completing the Management training programme Chef Raj Kumar was posted as a Chef De Partie at Taj Jai Mahal Palace Jaipur, Responsible for overhauling of their Italian restaurant which won the Food and Times award for Best Italian Restaurant in Jaipur, after a year given the responsibility as Sr. Chef De Partie and Opening of a new Barbecue and grill restaurant which later won the award for one the best alfresco barbecue and grill restaurant.
What is the one cuisine that you are comfortable cooking?
Italian, because of the use of fresh ingredients and keeping the dishes simple. It offers an abundance of taste and simplicity, food of Italy varies from region to region be it Tuscany, Piedmonte, Sicily, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and so on. Italian cuisine is so much beyond Pizza and Pasta.
Who do you love cooking for the most?
My wife, she always motivate me to go that extra mile in my career and life so whenever i get time i love to cook for her.
Do you have an advice for someone wanting to become chef?
Be innovative and creative and the day you stop being creative your career as a chef ends, so only get into being a chef if you are creative and can withstand the pressure behind the gas range.
Favourite home cooked food?
Kadhi chaawal, Bhindi and any stuffed parantha.
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