He hails from Uttar Pradesh, studied hotel management from IIAS hotel Management Goa and worked in Delhi NCR for almost 16 years in various hotels and restaurants as a Trainee before moving up the culinary ladder to become a Director Food Production with Zerruco ByZilli – The most hi-end Restaurant in Delhi. Before he was associated with Pan India where he was heading 38 plus restaurant, prior to his career in, he was executive Chef Hotel Lebua New Delhi.
Chef Manoj has worked for some of the world’s most recognized hotel brands in India such as TGIF, Radisson Group, Jaypee group, Claridges group, Marriot.
Being a dedicated trainer by nature, Chef Manoj has constantly involved himself in the company’s corporate trainings and has developed many young talents throughout his 16 years in the industry.
Chef Manoj is not only well known for his great culinary passion, he is also an adventurous food connoisseur, food Blogger, who has travelled around the globe extensively and regularly seeks the opportunity to explore the different kinds of cuisines while developing his gourmet knowledge.
Chef Manoj is also running a NGO by name of SANTA CHEF, where he gives healthy lifestyle workshops in schools, corporate offices and also provide free food to unprivileged and poor children.