New Chef Brings Authentic Indian Menus to Paradisus by Meliá
Kaushal Singh Rana named Specialty Chef at the Playa del Carmen resort.
Paradisus by Meliá, a luxury all-inclusive resort brand by Meliá Hotels International, has hired Kaushal Singh Rana as Specialty Chef at their Paradisus Playa del Carmen property. Rana brings an extensive culinary portfolio and more than 15 years of experience in the industry.
In his previous position, Rana served as the Chef of Specialties at the acclaimed Moon Palace Golf Spa & Resorts where he was responsible for all specialized culinary operations onsite. Prior to that, Rana worked as the Specialized Cuisine Culinary Chef at the Hotel JW Marriot and Marriot Zona Hotelera as well as the Specialized Curry and Kebab Chef at The Taste of India in Cancun, Mexico. Rana offers extensive international experience as well, such as his time as the Tandoor and Curry Head Chef at the Integral Food Service in Doha (Qatar) and his time at the MotiMahal Restaurant, The Oriental Residency Hotel and the The Oberoi Trident in Mumbai (India).
Rana received his education from the Uttarakhand Board of School Education in Uttarakhand, India. Additionally, as a traveler of the world, Rana not only speaks his native language Garhwali but also Hindi, English and Spanish.
Paradisus Playa del Carmen is particularly excited to welcome Chef Rana to the property team as a leader in Indian cuisine, as the property expands their authentic Indian wedding offerings. “With Chef Rana’s widespread background and specializations in Indian food and Kebab cuisine, we’re welcoming more families to take part in their traditional wedding celebrations with Paradisus,” said Conrad Bergwerf, Managing Director of Paradisus Playa del Carmen.
In partnership with Paradisus’ Shaddi Package – a destination wedding package for Indian and Hindu couples – the resort now feels fully equipped to satisfy the needs of the Indian market. This package assists with every element of a Hindi wedding including bringing in certified wedding planners who specialize in South Asian weddings and who have vast experience in arranging Indian weddings.