Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway appoints Amit Kumar Thapiyal as executive chef
Armed with over 17 years of culinary experience, Thapliyal brings a dynamic and innovative energy to Holiday Inn Chennai’s diverse culinary scene
Thapiyal's passion to continuously learn and explore his craft has resulted in an impressive career spanning across Ludhiana and Delhi. His previous work experiences include working for 5-star hotels such as the Radisson Blu Hotel Ludhiana as the Executive Chef, Intercontinental Hotel New Delhi, Radisson Blu Noida, Park Hyatt Dubai, Taj Palace Dubai, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Grand Hyatt Goa, and Hyatt Bangalore.
Chef Thapiyal hails from humble beginnings of Uttarakhand, further studying in New Delhi. He credits his success to building respect on team dynamics, as well as receiving feedback from customers. He brings over his conspicuous passion for cooking and is keenly looking forward to creating the best farm-to-table menu at Holiday Inn Chennai OMR, striving to make it the best dining option in the city. He wants to really show how much he values and respects local ingredients, providing only the best representations of the ingredients the region harvests.
He loves to tread new paths and marrying authentic and traditional foods with millennial taste sensibilities is where the real soul of his work lies. He specializes in regional and western fusion dishes.
“The best thing about this profession is how the food connects with people’s hearts. It is indeed the most exhilarating experience to satiate customers by putting across one’s creativity and flavours. Cooking is an ever-evolving innovative process, which is an expression of love, both in terms of cooking and eating,” says Chef Thapiyal.