Club Mahindra’s exquisite food and the celebrated Chef- Dr. Soundararajan

Did you know that the meals that you relish during your holiday at Club Mahindra resorts come only from the best and that’s – Chef Soundararajan!

Chef Soundararajan, our celebrated chef, is one of the WACS certified chefs and has been offered fellowship from the St. Nicholas University. He has also been bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate from Vels University in Hospitality Management D.Litt.

In 1988, he was invited as a Chef on the World’s No.1 Luxury Liner ‘Queen Elizabeth II’. During this voyage he had the credit of serving 40 different Indian menus to its elite passengers from various regions of the globe. By the beginning of 1990, he was appointed as Chef-in-charge at the renowned Hyderabad House at New Delhi. He has also received a National Award for the ‘Best Chef in India’ in the year 2007.

He started his tenure at Mahindra Holidays and Resorts as the Corporate Executive Chef in December 1997 and has held this position ever since. His responsibilities include monitoring of overall F&B operations, compiling and implementation of standard operating procedures and restaurant commissioning, setting up standard recipes along with menu engineering across the resorts.

During his period in Club Mahindra, he was awarded with a gold hat award from the South India Culinary Association for two decades of Continuous contribution to the profession and many more. The latest feather in his hat is the Honorary Life Membership Award at the WORLDCHEFS congress in Thessaloniki, Greece. To hold this honor, is to be labelled as a “WORLDCHEFS Champion”. It is an award bestowed upon those that show great dedication and leadership to WORLDCHEFS and the culinary craft, contributing to its expansion and recognition. In his 35 years of culinary journey, till today he follows one philosophy that he learnt from his mother, ‘cook with the heart but not with the hands’ and that indeed has been instrumental in his success!

Under the supervision of Chef Soundararajan, Club Mahindra Resorts have evolved as a paradise for food lovers. The widespread buffet and vast a la carte menu ensure that you can enjoy your favorite dishes to your heart’s delight. But wait! It doesn’t stop there. There are loads of other interesting food festivals organized frequently to take you on a culinary tour of the world while you holiday at one place. Plus, they also have special menus designed keeping in mind the various health and dietary concerns that you may have. So, you may be a foodie or a fitness junkie; Club Mahindra has got you covered. To know more about the dining experiences of our members, you can go through numerous Club Mahindra reviews posted by our members on Trip Advisor.


Explore top holiday destinations with your family and have a comfortable stay in India’s favorite resort chain – Club Mahindra.

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