Best work moment:
Teaching specially-abled children how to make breads and cookies in Munnar as part of a special outreach workshop organised by Vivanta, Taj President
Books on your bedside:
The complete Cookbook —Robuchon
Massage or workout to de-stress:
Designs that have caught your eye recently:
The Apple iPad
Your IT tools:
Blackberry and computer
White spirits when I cook
Favourite champagne: ·
Dom Perignon White Gold
Your sleeping ritual:
I go to bed after midnight and start my day in the office at 8.30 am
Favourite TV show:
Two and a Half Men
Best gift received:
Comfortable shoes made-to-order from the US, gifted to me at regular intervals as I am on my feet most of the time
Best gift given:
Sharing my talent with the less fortunate, which gives me a sense of euphoria
Thai, Konkan and Italian
What food items do you like to shop for?
Exotic ingredients, herbs, meat and fish, rarely available to enhance the taste and bring out the flavour. I enjoy tickling the taste buds of our guests and get immense satisfaction to see them appreciate the exotic dishes laid out before them
Newspaper, TV channels and websites you prefer:
The Times of India, Economic Times, Business Standard, Indian Express, news channels and light entertainment channels, Google, Yahoo, cooking shows on Youtube and food websites
Where do you like to sit when being driven? upfront with driver of back seat like sahib?
I drive my own car, and when driven, I like to sit upfront
On a plane do you prefer to network, sleep or catch up on films and reading?
Catch up on films and reading
Fancy coffee or masala tea:
Leafy green tea
What do you cook on your day off?
Light salads and soups
Do you fill customer feedback forms? Why?
No, I don’t fill customer feedback forms, as I am not fussy
Are you a beach or mountain person?
What’s your cologne?
Davidoff Coolwater and Polo Sports for men
You get your suits from:
What’s your shaving mantra?
Lots of foam before the razor hits your skin — first thing in the morning
Your bathing preferences - shower, tub or bucket?
What’s your weekday breakfast like? And weekend?
Plain dosa, fried eggs
Your current set of wheels:
In the car is it sleep or cell for you?
Neither as I drive myself
God for you is…
St. John’s Café in London
Workday lunch is:
Simple food at my desk in office
Your workout regime:
At the gym
Your ideal holiday:
At the beach
Alpha males you know:
Ratan Tata, Kumar Mangalam Birla
Your favourite motto:
Work honestly and results will follow
Corporate Chef - Premium Division, Taj Group