Chef Yogender Pal appointed as Executive Chef at Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty


Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty has appointed Chef Yogender Pal as Executive Chef. With more than two decades of culinary experience, he has worked with leading Indian and International luxury hospitality brands such as The Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, Marriott, Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels, and Claridges Hotels and Resorts, bringing a wealth of experience to his new role.

Chef Yogi, as he is popularly known, has been instrumental in opening specialty restaurants, commissioning kitchens, and creating innovative dining concepts. His culinary and administrative achievements have been recognized by major publications and have received the Times Food Award for Treforni (Best Italian 2018), Times Food award for RIKA (Best Modern Asian), and other recognitions. He has participated in leading food festivals across the globe.

Hailing from the picturesque town of Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh and having lived across India, he has a flair for languages and can speak eight Indian languages fluently. Besides reading, he enjoys participating in marathons and kick starts his day with jogs around the city.    

About joining Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty, Chef Pal says, “I am excited to join the fantastic Grand Hyatt Kochi and be a part of the team there. I look forward to exploring the rich culture of Kerala and use it to curate unique experiences for the guests visiting the state.”