Hyatt recently concluded the Regional semi-final of the third edition of its annual culinary competition, The Good Taste Series – India at Andaz Delhi. The Good Taste Series, an annual competition since 2017, is a testament to Hyatt Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to excellence and creativity in food and beverage. The competition which is held globally cultivates emerging culinary talent at Hyatt hotels around the world and celebrates cultural diversity.
The 2019 India edition saw 21 participants from across Hyatt hotels In India; spend two insightful days celebrating Hyatt’s food philosophy – “Food-Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served”. The participants had to prepare signature recipes using the unique ingredients presented to them in the mystery box.
At the recently concluded regional area finals held at Andaz Delhi , Chef Satya from Park Hyatt Hyderabad, Chef Balaji Baskaran from Park Hyatt Chennai and Chef Balpreet from Andaz Delhi were adjudged winners who will now represent India in the next round at Vienna in November 2019. At the Vienna competition, three chefs will be selected to face off with six other Hyatt chefs in the global final – which will be held in the Middle East in March 2020.
The India edition was judged by an eminent panel comprising of Chef Manish Mehrotra, Marryam Reshii, Sourish Bhattacharya, Chef Anahita Dhondy, Chef Radhika Khandelwal, Sneh Yadav, Rupali Dean, Rajyasree Sen, Chef Warren Pearson from Grand Hyatt Gurgaon and Andaz Delhi’s Chef Vikram Ganpule. The Good Taste Series provides everyone from line cooks to executive sous chefs with an opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their culinary flair.
As a global hospitality company which believes in caring for people so they can be their best, Hyatt aims to develop and recognize ingénue chefs through this initiative to stimulate their creativity and drive to learn. Understanding that guests value holistic experiences that go far beyond luxurious accommodation, Hyatt is cultivating emerging culinary talent on a global platform to ensure we focus on excellence and creativity in its food and beverage offerings.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 20 premier brands. As of June 30, 2019, the Company’s portfolio included more than 875 properties in over 60 countries across six continents. The Company’s purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company’s subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Caption by Hyatt, Joie de Vivre®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, tommie™, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com
About Park Hyatt Chennai – Park Hyatt Chennai is the 30th hotel in the global collection of Park Hyatt and features 200 luxurious guestrooms, including 20 indulgent suites, all thoughtfully designed to create an inviting environment and contribute to the understated sophistication of the hotel. The hotel embraces the serenity of the surrounding Guindy National Park with the elegant and chic interiors creating a unique, luxuriant and calming ambience. The theatrical dining destination, spanning over seven levels of culinary delights, The Flying Elephant, has already won the heart of the city. From The Dining Room, the all-day dining restaurant aspires to savour your taste buds, offering you a perfect mocktail of services with a Buffet or A-La-Carte’. The Apartment has housed many experiential meetings & events within its unique residential style banqueting spaces. Antahpura Spa offers indulgent treatment rooms and spacious wet areas interwoven with custom-made services enabling you to delve deep within your inner sanctum.
About Park Hyatt – Park Hyatt hotels provide discerning, affluent business and leisure guests with elegant and luxurious accommodation and offers them highly attentive personal service in an intimate environment. Located in several of the world’s premier destinations, each Park Hyatt hotel is custom designed to combine sophistication with a distinctive regional character. Park Hyatt hotels feature well-appointed guestrooms, meeting and special event space for groups, critically acclaimed art, food and beverage programs, and signature restaurants featuring award-winning chefs.
2019 Best Luxury Hotel – India Travel Awards – South
2019 Best Hotel Spa – South – Antahpura Spa – GeoSpa Global Spa Awards
2019 Best Global Premium Dine -The Flying Elephant – Times Food & Nightlife Awards
2018 Best Hotel Spa – Antahpura Spa – FHRAI – The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India
2018 Best Bar Food – The Flying Elephant – India Nightlife Convention and Awards
2018 Best Bar For Wines – The Flying Elephant – India Nightlife Convention and Awards
2018 Best Bar In A Hotel – The Flying Elephant – India Nightlife Convention and Awards
2018 Best Ambience – The Flying Elephant – Travel+Leisure India Delicious Food Awards
2018 Best Hotel Spa – Metro – Antahpura Spa – Indian Salon and Wellness Awards
2018 Best Global Premium Dine -The Flying Elephant – Times Food Awards