Brings with him over two decades of experience
Chef Aungshuman Chakraborty has recently joined as Executive Chef at The Leela Mumbai. Prior to his new appointment, he worked as Complex Executive Chef at Marriott & Courtyard Hyderabad. At The Leela, he will lead the restaurant and banquet kitchen team and will be responsible for pricing, cost planning, budget analysis, launching new menus and concepts across all the restaurants of the property. He is well travelled, has extensive experience behind him with top hotels. He has worked as Executive Chef at Intercontinental hotel in Mauritius. He has also got an exposure to the flight catering to explore that vertical with Oberoi flight services, in Mauritius as Executive Chef.
Educational assets: Chef Aungshuman completed his primary education from SA Jaipuria college of Commerce, Kolkata and completed his catering degree from Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (IHMCTAN) Chennai. He is a goal-oriented, self-motivated professional, with a strong career graph for the past two decades in the field of Food Production. Aungshuman possesses excellent people management. He is also considered a quick decision maker, with a balanced approach and passion for his job. He is a full-fledged complete team-player.
Precise about perfection: Chef Aungshuman has a vast experience in food production. He began his career with The Kenilworth hotel in Kolkata. Thereafter, he joined the pre-opening team of The Park in Chennai with Chef Willi Wilson. After gaining appropriate experience, he moved to The Oberoi Grand Kolkatta, as Executive Sous Chef. He was a part of successfully opening Trident, Mumbai BKC as Senior Sous Chef in the pre-opening team, later he was re-designated as Executive Sous Chef. To augment his culinary skills and growth path, he joined Hyatt Regency Mumbai as Sous Chef. He successfully climbed the ladder of success and became CDC, later he was promoted as Executive Sous Chef. Prior to moving to Mauritius, he headed The Lalit Hotel Mumbai as Executive Chef. He took keen initiative to revamp “Trends” restaurant into an Italian restaurant. Chef Angshuman had been the pre-opening member for two successive restaurant 601 the All Day Dining Restaurant in The Park Chennai and The Dining Room – The Fine Dining Restaurant at The Leela Palace Bangalore.
Fortunate to work with Top Chefs: He is privileged to worked and assisted distinguished Chefs from across the globe. The top chefs of world he assisted and learnt nuances of culinary secrets includes Max Bukhaltar, Mathew Cropp, Willi Wilson and Jean Michele Jasserand. Working with these chefs, sharpened his culinary skills which he incorporated in his routine job of various hotels periodically.
First from the family to join hotel industry: Angshuman became the first hotelier in his family to lead the path in hospitality industry. He had no plans to become a chef but during his internship, he visualised, that there is a tremendous growth if he chooses to become a chef. Now, there are many in the family, who takes advice from him to shape their family members future.
Proficient professional: Chef Angshuman has completed Certified Professional Development Programme on Kitchen and Restaurant Management at, 21st Century from Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Dubai. He has also attended culinary workshop in Grand Hyatt, Dubai with Chef Max Bukhaltar.
Awards and accolades: He won awards at the Unit level in The Leela Bangalore and Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. But, he considers his all-time favourite award is the smile on the face of guest, when they eat my food, and satisfied.
Commenting on the appointment, Sameer Sud, General Manager, The Leela Mumbai said, “We are pleased to have Chef Aungshuman on board and are confident that his expertise and passion will prove invaluable in delivering on our objective of offering unique dining experiences to our patrons.”
Chef Aungshuman Chakraborty, on his appointment at The Leela Mumbai says “Becoming Executive Chef at The Leela Mumbai is a wonderful opportunity for me to work with finest brand. I will devote my skills to the service of it. I am honoured to take up the reins of the six coveted restaurants, in room dining and large banquet. I will pull out all the stops to make The Leela Mumbai a shining landmark on the national and international gastronomic scene. I really want our guests to have a unique experience at our restaurants and all other venues”.
Chef Aungshuman believes in delivering top-of-the-class results by working with a team who is focused and quality-driven. When he is not at work, Aungshuman loves to travel and explore local cuisine, spend time with his family and watch movies.