The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali Welcome Indian Chef Rajender Kumar Maitola
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali takes great pleasure to announce the recent appointment of Mr. Rajender Kumar Maitola as Indian Chef. He has arrived in Bali direct from a 3 year stint as Junior Sous Chef with Sujan Luxury Hotel, Delhi.
Chef Rajender studied at the Delhi Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology. Upon graduating he embarked on a culinary career with the prestigious Aman chain of hotels and resorts. He quickly rose through the kitchen hierarchy with a succession of appointments including time as Chef de Partie at Aman-I-Khas, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan and then Aman Lodi, New Delhi. These were both pre-opening roles that saw Chef Rajender instrumental in menu setting and standard operational procedures.
Passionate about all food in general, Chef Rajender sees himself as a culinary innovator. He is proud of his Indian heritage and keen to share the delectable flavours of his homeland with Westin guests in Bali. Chef Rajender is currently familiarizing himself with the availability of fresh and seasonal produce on the island.
There are many parallels between Indian and Balinese cuisine including the use of indigenous herbs and spices. As a fellow devotee of the Hindu faith, Chef Rajender is looking forward to sampling local delicacies as well as experiencing some of the religious ceremonies. Once settled into his new role Chef Rajender will be revitalizing the menu of Indian cuisine currently available at the resort. He will also introduce a few of his own specialty dishes from the different regions of the country.