New executive chef for Tudor Marriott Hotel & Country Club near Maidstone

23 November 2017 by
New executive chef for Tudor Marriott Hotel & Country Club near Maidstone

The appointment of Susanto Bhattacharya as executive chef of Tudor Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Bearsted, Kent, marks a return to the UK for the Indian chef.

He has joined the 120-bedroom hotel, Maidstone, in what is his first executive chef role from the JW Marriott in Cairo, Egypt. Originally from the Indian city of Kolkata, Bhattacharya has also worked for Ritz-Carlton in St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai and Oberoi Udaivilas in Rajasthan.

He previously worked in the UK as sous chef for five years until 2011 at London's Berkeley hotel.

In his new role, Bhattacharya will head up a brigade of 13 chefs, overseeing the hotel's new Cast Iron Grill restaurant and Brew Bar Lounge, as well as catering for up to 250 people across 11 function spaces.

Classically trained under a French chef, he has also worked under "an Indian master chef".

Bhattacharya said: "I now love to infuse flavours and spices to create the magic but have to admit, if I was only allowed one, it would be lemongrass - I absolutely love it as it brings out the best in other ingredients."

Marriott launches ‘hotel room of the future' >>

Hundreds of Marriott staff could lose jobs >>

Award-winning Kent restaurant to close its doors this weekend >>

Videos from The Caterer archives

Are you looking for a new role? See all the current hospitality vacancies available with The Caterer Jobs

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking