The Westin Pune appoints chef Vikram Khatri as the Director of Culinary

Prior to joining Westin, he was leading ai which was Olive’s first Zuma kind of project in Delhi.
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Vikram Khatri

The Westin Pune has appointed chef Vikram Khatri as Director of Culinary, who will shoulder responsibility and invest efforts to elevate every dining experience with unrivalled hospitality and devotion to freshness, hygiene and technique.

A dynamic team leader and mentor, chef Khatri, in his current role, will be focusing not only on providing guests with a curated and immersive dining experience post the pandemic, but would also work towards redefining the hotel’s gastronomic offerings, recognizing unique blends of creative flair and passion for food, balanced by strong business acumen.

“I am delighted and honoured to be presented the position of Director of Culinary at The Westin Pune. As Director, my very first course of action would be ensuring that the hotel plates food that’s addictive and one that’ll take you over and I look forward to driving the culinary team in curating goals and expanding the firm revenues,” shared Khatri who comes with 21 years of experience in hospitality, working alongside international chefs.

He believes a satisfying meal is one that has harmony, both in flavor and color..

Prior to joining Westin, he was leading ai which was Olive’s first Zuma kind of project in Delhi.

Hailing from Delhi Chef Khatri acquired his Bachelor in Hotel Management (B.H.M) from S. Nijalingappa College, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore, in 1999 and later went on to undergo 6 months training at the renowned restaurant ‘Ocean room’ in Sydney, Australia, where he attained Global exposure in Oriental gourmet cuisine.

In addition, he then went on to attend The World Gourmet Summit 2010 and FHA 2010 in Singapore, and also attended a workshop on kaizen management and well-versed with HACCAP.