New Delhi, July 18, 2023: Leisure Hotels Group (LHG), One of the largest luxury resort chains in Uttarakhand and North India, has announced the appointment of Sumit Kumar as their group Corporate Chef. Chef Sumit brings over three decades of rich experience in diverse culinary environments both in India and internationally.
Throughout his illustrious career, Chef Sumit has received numerous awards and has worked with prestigious hospitality and F&B brands including Taj Hotels, Ananda in the Himalayas, Al Khoory Hotels, Max Healthcare, and Citymax Hotels. He holds a Diploma in Hotel Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, and a Hospitality Management certification from Cornell University. Chef Sumit has trained at renowned establishments such as The Dorchester and The Ritz in London, and under the guidance of renowned experts like Chef Michel Guerard in France.
Vibhas Prasad, Director of Leisure Hotels Group, expressed excitement about Chef Sumit’s appointment and believes his expertise will elevate the group’s F&B operations. Chef Sumit’s diverse culinary skills include Contemporary European, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, Macrobiotic, Ayurvedic, and modern wellness cuisine. Notably, he has been recognized as the ‘French Culinary Ambassador in India’ by the French Ambassador in 2001 and won the ‘Gold Medal’ in the World Mango culinary competition.
In his new role, Chef Sumit will enhance the culinary offerings at all 29 hotels under the Leisure Hotels Group. He will collaborate closely with the culinary teams to curate unique menus and develop im
mersive food concepts that will elevate the dining experiences for guests. With his extensive knowledge and expertise, Chef Sumit will bring a more mindful approach to dining, focusing on overall well-being.
The appointment of Chef Sumit Kumar reflects Leisure Hotels Group’s commitment to providing exceptional culinary experiences and further establishes its position as a leading luxury resort chain in Uttarakhand and North India.