Chef Simran Singh Thapar has been appointed as the Executive Chef at JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa. A dynamic epicurean, Chef Simran is on a quest to offer guests an extraordinary dining experience. Staying true to his roots, he is an expert in Indian and regional cuisines and enjoys cooking the same for his guests. His forte lies in crafting innovative creations and successfully infusing different cuisines to create the perfect blend of unique flavours in conventional dishes.
Chef Simran, started his career in the Merchant Navy as a Navigation Officer, and soon discovered that being a sailor wasn’t his true calling. He realized he was deeply inspired and influenced by his maternal uncle who was a chef, and decided to follow his footsteps. Starting off as an Assistant Kitchen Management to achieving the position of Executive Chef at The Oberoi Motor Vessel Vrinda, Kerala, Chef has truly come a long way.
With over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, this is Chef Simran’s principal association with Marriott International and he plans to apply his skill set to consistently maintain guest satisfaction. Prior to his recent positioning, he headed the culinary operations at The Roseate – Bird Group New Delhi, in the capacity of an Executive Chef.
His keenness to provide gourmet experiences through personalized attention, appeals to his diverse audience and his outstanding guest reviews are a testimony to the great foundation he has set. Chef Simran was awarded the “Luxurious North Indian cuisine in a five star” – The Roseate House – Kheer by Hindustan Times Hall of Fame 2019. Additionally, he was felicitated for “Exceptional Fine dining restaurant in a five star” – The Roseate – Chini, by Hindustan Times Hall of Fame 2019. Chef Simran’s culinary skills has been appreciated by many national and international dignitaries. During his tenure as the Executive Chef at Maidens Hotel by The Oberoi Group, he was applauded by the Congressman Jack Kingston from Georgia 1st District after he had crafted a lunch experience for the Council team at “The Curzon Room”.
On the new Chef’s appointment, Director of Food and Beverages, Sunil Kumar, said, “We are very glad to have such an experienced Chef taking on the reigns of all our restaurants at JW Marriott Mussoorie. We would like to welcome him on board and are excited to witness the modifications he brings about at the hotel. Our property can use his leadership skills, effective planning, unique approach to guest management and tactful execution skills that have ensured his benchmark performance as a Chef. We extend our full support and under his expert guidance we are sure to excel.”
Chef Simran’s work philosophy is all about the right ingredients and the right cooking techniques. On his new change Chef Simran commented, “I’m eagerly looking forward to work closely with the Marriott International family. And being a nature lover, using the fresh and organic ingredients in the in-house green house at JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa, is what I am looking forward to the most.”
In his spare time, he ardently enjoys gardening and believes it not only acts as his stress buster but also immensely contributes to his culinary innovations. Chef Simran has a huge collection of Kishore Kumar’s albums, and his preferred choice for karaoke is any of his hits.