A connoisseur in the art of cooking, a perfectionist to the core, a strict disciplinarian, and a true leader, Chef Davinder Kumar – Chef DK for close friends, colleagues & associates – has played a key role in bringing the chef’s profession and the artists behind it recognition and rewards. He has played a vital role in promoting Indian cuisine globally. A national tourism award winner himself, Chef DK was the master brain behind the most popular annual Chef Awards, the mega annual event of ICF into a brand over the years.
Young Davinder wanted to pursue some professional courses after completing his Commerce degree programme from Delhi University. There were hardly many vocational programmes available in the country forty years ago.
Chef DK joined the opening team of Le Méridien, New Delhi in 1985 as Executive Chef and is currently working as the Vice President (F&B Production) and Executive Chef of the hotel.1985 to Present
After completing the diploma, Chef was absorbed by the Oberoi Group. And because of his passion in French language, he was sent to Paris for a specialization programme in French cuisine. Two years at Lycée Technique d’Hotelier in Paris transformed him into an accomplished artist in gourmet cuisines.
Chef DK worked with the Oberoi Group for 12 years. He was made the Executive Chef of The Oberoi InterContinental (now the Oberoi New Delhi) in 1982 at the age of 29.
Chef DK left the Oberoi Group and joined the opening team of Le Méridien, New Delhi in 1985Year 1973-1985
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