Restaurants at Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Goa

Our restaurants in Goa keep up with the ever expanding, ever changing experience of the beach destination. Treat your taste buds to something new and exciting every day. We’ll make sure that you look forward to every meal with inspiring flavours and intriguing aromas.

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Rajiv Vatsyayan

A seasoned culinary professional with over 19 years of varied experience of handling kitchen of business hotel as well as resorts.

After completing his Hotel Schooling from Kolkata, Chef Rajiv was associated with Oberoi hotels for over 16 yrs. During which he was instrumental in pre-opening and setting up state-of-the-art kitchen facilities, menu curating and implementing, quality control, training and development and most importantly efficient costing. His short but accomplished tenure with Sujan Hospitality - Luxury Resorts in Rajasthan taught him the nuances of niche clientele.

Passionate about cooking from a young age, inspired by his mother and grandmother, Chef Rajiv decided to follow cooking as a profession. His culinary skills are a fine combination of traditional techniques along with modern thinking, which opens a new horizon of contemporary recipes.

Learning the nuances of authentic regional Indian cuisine by exploring the local regions of the country giving it that definte homely touch.

Particular about choosing authentic ingredients and herbs that are fresh and grinding his own masalas has been his mantra. He says "cooking is all about getting the finer things right". Strong believer in experimenting inthe kitchen and delivering a surprise element on the plate is what gives him satisfaction.

Dedicated and committed, he is a passionate professional with a proven ability in dynamic operations. When not cooking for others, he indulges himself in an early morning run or cycling. Destressing is always with his better half and their two sons.

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