A zealous and dynamic personality, celebrity chef Gautam Mehrishi has been appointed as the new executive chef of Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel & Lakeside Chalet – Mumbai, Marriott Executive Apartments commencing January 2020. Groomed with an extensive experience of over 23 years in the hospitality industry, with immaculate knowledge and expertise in the culinary field, Chef Gautam is the epitome of curating and stimulating, personalised and memorable dining experiences by creating unique and gastronomical flavour combinations for all guests.
In his expansive career span, Chef Gautam has handled culinary operations for leading hotels, resorts and restaurants while exploring opportunities globally with various brands and hotel groups including the Taj Group of Hotels, InterContinental Eros Hotel, Sun-N-Sand Group of Hotels, The Southern Franchise Company LLC, The Claridges Hotel and standalone restaurants. He has exponentially contributed to the media segment with interactive cooking shows and masterclasses on Living Foodz and Khana Khazana where he has championed Indian food in a modern avatar.
At Renaissance Mumbai, Chef Gautam will be responsible for leading the kitchen team for the overall restaurant operations of four outlets, In-room dining for 773 keys and banquet operations for MICE, events and weddings hosted in a space of 1,30,000 sq. ft. area, Marriott International’s largest multi-dimensional lifestyle complex in the country. He will also hold the initiative of developing and training Chefs working under him to facilitate a collaborative environment with successful teamwork.
Adept with boundless determination and perseverance for excellence, Chef Gautam has won numerous accolades including Iconic Chef of India 2017-18, Runner up for Salon Culinary and the Sri Lankan Culinary Guild. He was a part of the winning team for Sheikh Khalifa Excellency Award, 2018 and The Dubai Service Excellence Award. Chef Gautam has also participated in the World Culinary Olympics, 2009 held in Germany and ranked 10th with competitors from across the globe.
Chef Gautam’s strong belief of continual innovation and craving to learn, explore and portray his own style is his inspiration of all times. A sports enthusiast, soft rock fanatic, passionate writer and a Royal Enfield biker, he finds solace in traveling and connecting with nature.