A progressive culinary professional with over 15 years of experience, Executive Sous Chef, Atul Upadhyay leads a dynamic team of culinary experts under the aegis of the Executive Chef at the resplendent Taj Palace, New Delhi. Known for his culinary creativity and passion for food, he cherishes regional Indian cuisines and classic European fare with equal flair. With the profound knowledge of an array of cuisines, Chef Atul’s immense diverse expertise lies in Indian, Mediterranean and Asian cuisines. His innate ability to recognize subtle nuances in flavours allows him to explore innovative flavour combinations. He loves to experiment and inject creativity in the kitchen at all times."What I endeavour to conjure every time I am cooking is what I call, the 'perfect plate' - a well-conceived dish that incorporates complementary flavours and leverages the unique textures of individual ingredients such that it carries the invisible signature of the person who created it. This to me is the greatest reward of my profession!"