An Indian national, Manoj Aswal has an extensive culinary background with more than 13 years’ experience in the hotel industry. His career started in 2004 with The Luxury Collection India as Junior Sous Chef, where he successfully managed the culinary team and became Senior Sous Chef in 2011. During the journey of his career, he has participated in various international food festivals in Cambodia, the United States and Ethiopia.
He joined Kempinski Hotel Ajman in 2013 as Chef de Cuisine and successfully re-positioned the award-winning signature restaurant, Bukhara, as the most celebrated dining venue in the Northern Emirates. His storied accomplishments resulted in his promotion to the position of Executive Sous Chef in 2015.
He was also part of the creative team who created and launched a variety of F&B concepts, such as the successful Friday Garden Brunch at Café Kranzler and, recently, the innovative New York-style Italian Brunch at Sabella’s. Manoj Aswal now begins his new journey as Executive Chef in charge of the culinary team for the ten outlets of the hotel.
Commenting on his appointment, Manoj Aswal said: “I am excited to embrace this new challenge, intermingling quality and creativity for new food concepts. Food travel is a hot topic these days and our guests have increased expectations. We constantly adapt our concepts to ensure that dining at our hotel will remain an ongoing, memorable experience.”
About Kempinski Hotel Ajman:
Situated 25 km from Dubai International Airport, Kempinski Hotel Ajman is an ideal luxury destination, which features a private white sandy beach, set in a serene vicinity. The 182 splendid rooms, each with its own private balcony, offer mesmerising views of the Arabian Gulf. The hotel’s ten food and beverage outlets provide an excellent selection of cafés, bars and restaurants, offering something for every palate, ranging from gourmet Italian to authentic Indian cuisines. The hotel is also equipped with a state-of-the-art fitness centre and two spas for a revivifying experience. Activities ranging from jet-skiing, scuba diving and windsurfing to even fishing are catered for. Collectively, Kempinski Hotel Ajman promises a tranquil setting, where European luxury meets Arabic culture, providing a memorable experience.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels and residences in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Each property reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.