India, January 2023: W Hotels announces the appointment of Chef Sunil Dutt as the new Culinary Director at W Goa. A culinary maestro with an illustrated career spanning over two decades of hospitality and culinary proficiency, Chef Sunil will not only oversee the hotel’s five vibrant dining venues but also spearhead the various experiential & eclectic culinary concepts at W Goa, all aimed at elevating the overall luxe guest experience.

With over 24 years of culinary expertise in kitchens across India, China, the Philippines, Seychelles & Maldives, Chef Sunil comes with exceptional skills in handling multiple clientele and expertise across purchasing, receiving and preparing culinary products with strong knowledge of Western, Asian, Japanese, Arabic, Indian, Italian, Mexican & Pastry. He has comprehensive experience in adhering to international standard service procedures, with a strong background in banquet operations, food and beverage management, public relations and customer relations.

Speaking of his new role at W Goa, Chef Sunil says, “I am thrilled to embark on this journey with W Goa. W is such a flamboyant brand, quite different & unique from any other luxury hotels and I’m really excited to be a part of such a young and dynamic team. In my capacity as Culinary Director of the iconic W Goa, I look forward to bringing in new dining styles and elevating the experience with my past international exposure around the globe. I aim to make the entire gastronomy experience more customer-centric and develop concepts that have a story attached to them. Furthermore, I believe my envisioned concepts would add to the positive vibe and energy at W Goa.”

His culinary prowess extends across a wide variety of local and global cuisines ranging from European, Indian, Asian, Japanese, Turkish and Middle Eastern cuisine. 

Chef Sunil joins W Goa from Waldorf Astoria Lusail, Doha wherein he served as the Executive Sous Chef. Proficient in numerous cooking techniques with a talent for working with ingredients from countries around the world, he has had successful stints at leading Indian and international luxury hotel chains such as Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts and the Shangri-La Group. 

With proven leadership skills and a track record of training, development, and fostering strong teams focused on quality, presentation, cost containment and safety, Chef Sunil is ready to undertake the exciting challenge of introducing new concepts to W Goa’s signature dining destinations. As the Culinary Director, while his roles are many, he believes his main focus would be to handle the young dynamic team at W Goa and push them to achieve greatness. 

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