Sumit Kumar, Corporate Chef, Leisure Hotels Group
Leisure Hotels Group (LHG) anexperiential luxury resort chain in North India and the largest across the state of Uttarakhand announces the appointment of Sumit Kumar as their group Corporate Chef. With a rich experience of over three decades, Chef Sumit is a seasoned professional who has excelled in diverse and multicultural culinary environments both in India and Internationally. Throughout his illustrious career, he has garnered numerous awards and has collaborated with leading hospitality and F&B brands across India, UAE, and Mauritius, including Taj Hotels, Ananda in the Himalayas, Al Khoory Hotels, Max Healthcare, Citymax Hotels, Dubai, amongst others.
Chef Sumit holds a Diploma in Hotel Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. Furthermore, he is certified by Cornell University in Hospitality Management. Having trained at esteemed establishments including The Dorchester and The Ritz in London, Chef Sumit Kumar has cultivated his culinary expertise under the guidance of renowned experts, notably, Chef Michel Guerard in France, the visionary behind Cuisine Minceur, a culinary philosophy focused on wellness cuisine.
Commenting on the appointment, Vibhas Prasad, Director, Leisure Hotels Group stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Chef Sumit to the Leisure Hotels Group team. With his remarkable culinary experience and unique approach, we are confident that he will elevate our F&B operations across all properties. We look forward to him incorporating his extensive knowledge & expertise, especially in wellness cuisine. Our guests can look forward to a more mindful dining experience that not only satisfies their palates but also nurtures their overall well-being.”
Chef Sumit’s culinary expertise encompasses a wide range of cuisines such as Contemporary European, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, Macrobiotic, Ayurvedic, and modern wellness cuisine. He has played a pivotal role in designing and implementing thoughtfully curated wellness menus across various properties.
In his rich career, he has accomplished many achievements such as being recognized as the ‘French Culinary Ambassador in India’ by French Ambassador in 2001 and winning the ‘Gold Medal’ in World Mango culinary competition.
In his new role leading the culinary operations of Leisure Hotels Group, Chef Sumit will further enhance the culinary offerings at all the 29 hotels, leveraging his profound expertise in cooking and kitchen management. He will closely collaborate with the culinary teams to curate distinctive menus and develop immersive food concepts, elevating Leisure Hotels Group’s dining experiences.