Javed Merchant appointed as Executive Pastry Chef at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel Powai
Chef Javed Merchant has joined Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel as an Executive Pastry Chef. He started his career as a pastry chef with ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton in Mumbai and later as pastry chef at Novotel Mumbai Juhu and with Oberoi Hotels and Resorts. He was also a part of the pre-opening team at JW Marriott Mumbai where he was the assistant pastry chef for eight years. Chef Merchant also set up â€˜Petits Plaisirsâ€™, a dessert parlour in Mumbai.
His key responsibilities at Renaissance Mumbai will be to bring innovation into the bakery and supervise the baking and dessert operations at Mumbai Express deli and other F&B outlets in the hotel. His represented India at the Asian Pastry Cup 2012 in Singapore and represented Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach in the Great Indian Culinary Challenge. His team won the gold medal for plated desserts and bronze medal for the chocolate show piece.