Chef Shyam Longani
Delhi born Chef, Shyam Longani is the Executive Chef at Taj Cape Town. He joined the TAJ Group of
Hotels in 1995 and was posted at The Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai. His talent and skills were honed under
the watchful eyes of Celebrity Chef Hemant Oberoi.
His career with Taj has provided him the opportunity to travel around the globe, learning International cuisines and promoting Indian flavours.
Prior to taking up his current assignment, he was heading the celebrated fine dining restaurant, 'The Zodiac Grill' at Taj Mumbai. Zodiac Grill has been the winner of 'Times Good Food - Best Continental Restaurant 2004 to 2009'.
He was part of the first ever Indian Team winning Diploma Certificate at the 'Olympiade der Köche, Erfurt-2008' and the 'World Gourmet Summit, Singapore - 2002'
Winner of the International Indian Chef Competition in Scotland and Best Indian Chef of the year, 2002-03.
Apart from opening the restaurants at Taj Cape Town, he has been part of the opening of 'Masala' restaurants in India and re launch of Bombay Brasserie, London.
Chef Harpreet Longani
Harpreet Longani is the Chef of Bombay Brasserie at Taj Cape Town. She started her career in 1997 at the Landmark
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.
Chef of Bombay Brasserie
A Specialist in Indian Cuisine, she played an instrumental role in the opening of "Masala" brand restaurants at the Taj.
From accompanying the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Vajpayee on his China trip to promoting Indian cuisine in Bangkok, Frankfurt, Zurich and New York are a few highlights of her career. She has also represented Taj at 'The World Gourmet Summit-2005' in Las Vegas.
Her research in Indian Food includes exploring the regional cuisines of India - Punjab, Delhi, Rajasthan and Lucknow in the North. Coorg, Chikmanglur, Guntur, Vijaywada, Warangal, Hyderabad, Thanjavur, Chettinad and Kerala in the South. Working in Mumbai helped her to gain skills in cooking of Maharashrian, Gujarati, Parsi and Bohri food.
Passionate about using 'organic' ingredients in cooking, she has effectively conducted innovative food promotions like "Chillies of India" and "G.T Road Food" at the Taj.