Surender Mohan Corporate Indian Chef of The Leela Group of hotels has moved to London. He has joined as Culinary Director of Jamavar London and Bombay Bustle. He will oversee Michelin-starred restaurant Jamavar under his expertise. Current incumbent Chef Rohit Ghai is leaving the restaurant later this month.
Jamavar London showcases a wide array of flavours from across India. On the menu are dishes from the Royal Kitchens of the North along with succulent options from the shores of the South. The menu tasting plates are inspired by his travels to India, and the signature Jamavar dishes, are based on his deep dive into the culinary wealth of The Leela with its Chefs de Cuisine Surender Mohan.
Jamavar is known for its finest Indian cuisine all over. It has made its presence felt wherever it is located for authenticity and different dishes it has to offer. I am thankful to The Leela management that they have chosen me to showcase Jamavar cuisine Mayfair’s Michelin-starred Jamavar London a name synonymus for best of food to Londoners.
Padma Shri Awardee Grand Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor says “Chef Surender is one of the most talented chefs specialising in Indian cuisine, he made his name synonymus in Indian culinary. Most importantly he is loyal to the brand and made Jamavar’s cuisine well appreciated all over. He displays a high degree of food knowledge, he is passionate, prepared and consistently invent and upgrade his dishes. His mastery over Indian spices is reflected in every dish he creates. He will do justice to coveted post and make Jamavar London a most successful destination for Indian food lovers”.
Samyukta Nair – Jamavar Co-Founder says “It’s a very exciting time and being the founding chef of Jamavar, under his role of culinary director marks a new chapter for us”.
Jamavar London is the culinary jewel of The Leela group. Jamavar was first conceived in the late nineties by Dinesh Nair, co-chairman and managing director of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. He, along with his daughter Samyukta Nair, plays an integral role in driving the latest addition to the portfolio towards excellence in every aspect.
It is the sixth restaurant within its family and the first outside the majestic sub-continent. First Jamavar opened in 2001 at The Leela Palace Bengaluru. It was named among the World’s Top 10 Power Dining Spots by Forbes USA. Over the next few years, it expanded to other internationally acclaimed Leela properties in New Delhi, Chennai, Goa and Mumbai.
Author: Sitaram Mewati
Award winning journalist