The Banyan Tree Phuket has appointed Chandra
Mohan Arunasalam as Executive Chef.
The Malaysian-born chef has prepared
dishes for several 2 and 3-star Michelin restaurants worldwide,
where his remarkable gift for food presentation won him the World
Golden Chef Award.
Chef Chandraís culinary journey began in his
hometown in Malaysia and continued on to England and Maldives.
He then spent most of his career in America, including notable
work at the 2-star Michelin Avenues Restaurant with Chef Curtis
Duffy at The Peninsula Chicago.
He has also worked at several 3-star Michelin
restaurants, alongside legendary American chefs such as Chef
Thomas Keller at The French Laundry, Chef Charlie Trotter at his
celebrated restaurant, Chef Grant Achatz at Alinea and Trio, and
Chef Curtis Duffy at Grace Restaurant Chicago.
stint in the United States, Chef Chandra
returned home to join Hilton Kuala Lumpur as Chef de