A seasoned culinary professional, Gaurav Misra has been appointed as the Executive Chef at The Westin Pushkar Resort & Spa. Bringing with him an extensive experience of 20 years in the hospitality industry, Chef Misra has a dynamic and proficient career in the culinary space. In his new role, he will expertly spearhead the entire kitchen operations — from crafting innovative menus, ensuring the customer’s satisfaction, to managing & mentoring the culinary team.
Over the years, Chef Gaurav has acquired a deep understanding of traditional and modern aspects of the F&B industry. His impeccable attention to detail and hardworking nature has led to his innumerable achievements in the developments of gastronomical masterpieces. He has worked with diverse cultures in different countries with leading global luxury hotels, Five Star Deluxe Hotels, luxury cruise liners and City Centre Hotels. Chef Gaurav possesses a vast proven experience of pre-opening hotel set-ups, which have contributed to his innate ability and skill set to be able to provide creative, innovative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking leadership in a team environment. His keen focus is on achieving continuous, improved business performance in the culinary sphere.
Chef Gaurav began his career at Hotel Leela Palace, Goa as a Kitchen Executive and this served as a learning experience that taught him all the requisite fundamentals. From preparation of cuisine, training employees, overseeing meal readiness for breakfast, lunch, dinner to assisting Chefs with every aspect of daily restaurant operations, he mastered these learnings in his very first job at Hotel Leela palace, Goa. At Carnival Corporation Ltd, he served as Pastry Chef on Carnival cruise lines, Miami; he then went on to become Chef in Charge at Hotel Golden Tulips, Jaipur, Carlson Hotels. His stint at Hotel Radisson Blu, Indore, saw him in the role of Executive Pastry Chef and just prior to his current appointment he worked at Hilton Jaipur as Executive Sous Chef. Chef Gaurav is a confident, committed and commercially astute leader with the innate ability to achieve and exceed targets, through effective people and process management. His various experiences have developed him into a strategic planner who strives to deliver a steady performance even under high-pressure conditions. And above all he is a true-blue customer service professional; always putting his customer’s needs before any other task.
An MBA (PGP) from NIM Jaipur and a Diploma of Hotel Management, IHMCT & AN, Ahmedabad have equipped the chef with wide-ranging academic qualifications, which helped see him through to the leadership position he commands today.