The Westin Mumbai Garden City recently announced the appointment of Murugan Sailappan as the new Pastry Chef. With 14 years of extensive experience, Murugan brings to the team a dynamic perspective and accomplished skill set in the realm of artisanal creations. In his new role, his key responsibilities will include introducing innovation into the bakery and pastry sections and enhancing the customer’s gastronomical experience by infusing the menu with his signature desserts.
Murugan’s passion and dedication towards the hospitality industry has seen him rise through several positions over the years with a quality exposure to some of the finest hotel chains. He started his career in the year 2003 as a trainee at the Duke’s Retreat, a premier resort in Khandala, and moved on to join Grand Hyatt Mumbai, where he was promoted to Demi Chef de Partie in 2005. He was then appointed as the Chef de Partie at ITC Windsor, Bengaluru in 2009 and later moved to The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace in 2010.
Murugan wears a hat of many feathers as he was also a part of the pre-opening team at Hyatt Regency Chennai, where he worked as the Sous Chef for 3 years. In 2015, he joined Hilton Chennai and was promoted to the position of a Pastry Chef before relocating to Saudi Arabia, where he served as a Pastry Chef de Cuisine in Hyatt Regency, Riyadh. At his most recent stint as the Pastry Chef at Conrad Bengaluru, he worked on innovating new and exciting desserts along with managing the day-to-day operations of the pastry and bakery section of the kitchen.
Murugan’s first love is baking followed by his passion for sketching and painting. He loves spending quality time with his family. He possesses an intuitive understanding of the hospitality industry and this combines with his competent ability to effectively manage any task. He keenly looks forward to developing new initiatives to elevate the property’s offering.