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Staff Focus: Rajiv Erinjery - Tower Bridge Head Chef

  • Staff Focus -23-Feb-2018

Rajiv & Grange Hotels

Rajiv has worked with us for almost four years as Head Chef for our Tower Grill Restaurant at Grange Tower Bridge Hotel. Rajiv is a hardworking loyal member of our team and we are honoured to have him cook up the culinary delights that he creates night after night!

Rajiv’s love of food started from walking around the markets with his Mother in Bombay.  All the colours and the smells of the spices enticed him to be in the kitchen with his Mother as she cooked up feasts night after night. It’s no surprise then that working with spices enables him to feel close to home!

A typical day for Rajiv at Grange Tower Bridge Hotel involves ensuring the highest health and safety standards are met in the kitchens, checking stock, food preparation, cooking, and assessing food timings and dates. It’s a role that involves lots of prioritisation and juggling to maintain 5 star service at all times.

Challenges and Opportunities

Sometimes challenges are actually opportunities in disguise. One of the daily challenges Rajiv experiences is working with people’s allergies or dietary requirements. However, rather than see it as a limitation, Rajiv has the opportunity to use his creativity to create stunning dishes regardless.

Most recently, this has been in the form of dishes he has created specifically for vegans, including Rainbow Wraps, Medley of Mushroom Risotto, Aubergine Cannelloni and more (check out our Veganuary blog post for a more in-depth look!) Not only are they stunning to look at - they’re delicious to taste.

…and the most satisfying part of the job?

The positive feedback about his mouth-watering creations!

“We do a lot of conference food – it’s so lovely when guests say how happy they are with the food we have created for them.”

But of course, none of this could be possible without an outstanding team. Rajiv explains that working at Grange is like working as part of one big family. Teamwork is an absolute must when working in the kitchens, harmony is the vital ingredient!

Taste Rajiv’s stunning creations for yourself at our Tower Grill Restaurant, Grange Tower Bridge Hotel!

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