19thJuly, 2016:The St. Regis Mumbai has announced the appointment of Martin Kindleysides as Director of Culinary. Martin began his career in the industry at a tender age of 16 and has worked with some of the most celebrated chefs in the world. With over 2 decades of experience in culinary arts, coupled with hands-on operational training, Martin has explored various culinary operations including fine dining, banqueting, outdoor even catering and more
Born and raised in Australia and having recently worked in Seoul, South Korea, Martin’s ease in the kitchen comes naturally. He grew up with “culinary culture” in his blood, studying a 4 year apprenticeship under his brother who is also a chef, and that was enough for him to pursue a career in culinary arts. Having a constant drive to find a new angle, he is always striving for a new inspiration.
Drawing his influence from fresh ingredients complimented by an intriguing array of flavors from around the world, his eclectic yet harmonious cuisine rings a dynamic perspective to classic techniques.
“It is an honor to take up the position of Executive Chef at India’s first St. Regis hotel”, said Chef Martin. “Cooking in this culturally diverse country has always been a dream and I am thrilled to be associated with a brand like St. Regis in the heart of a vibrant city. I am looking forward to creating exciting gastronomic experiences that will delight and stimulate the palate in the relaxed and vibrant surroundings of the hotel”, he added.
Martin can breathe new life into any menu. He is extremely passionate about fine dining & Pan-Asian cuisine. Chef Marty, as he is popularly known, earned a great amount of recognition as he was invited as a guest judge at the Lee KumKee Chinese Chefs Culinary Challenge Korea, the Korean World Trade Skills Competition in Gwangju and recently was involved in the selection of the national representative chef team for Korea.
Chef Marty will be leading the culinary realm of all restaurants and bars including The Drawing Room, The. St. Regis Bar, Seven Kitchens, The Sahib Room & Kipling Bar, By the Mekong, Yuuka, Li Bai and EXO at The St. Regis Mumbai.
Before bringing his signature “fresh and simple” culinary style to The St. Regis Mumbai, Marty was Executive Chef at The Sheraton Grand Bangalore, as well as Vice President/Public Relations LTB Korea (International Chefs Association). Apart from his role in the kitchen, Marty has also been responsible for organizing special promotions for outlets and implementing food safety and training schedules for Western kitchens, Western Executive Chef at Imperial Palace, Cebu, Philippines where he used to oversee 11 food and beverage outlets.
His other stints include Western Executive Chef at Imperial Palace, Seoul South Korea,Executive Sous Chef at Pan Pacific Perth, Executive Sous Chef at Sheraton Perth Hotel, Executive Chef at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Lost World Spa &Canungra Valley Vineyards, Executive Sous Chef at Four Points by Sheraton Darling Harbor, Australian Guest Chef Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Rokko Island, Japan and Senior Sous Chef, Stamford Grand Hotel – Sydney. He began his career at the tender age of 16, working under his brother. From there onwards he worked at various restaurants (French, Italian, Modern Australian) before deciding to move into the hotel sector at the Quay West Suites as Chef De Partie in Sydney in 2002.
Marty holds a Certificate in HACCP Development & Implementation & HACCP Auditors Course from The Environmental Health Consultancy.
The St. Regis Mumbai – A Meeting of Legacies
The St. Regis Mumbai made its debut on September 1, 2015, the first of its kind in India. The Hotel is strategically situated in Lower Parel, at the heart of the city close to the prime commercial and corporate corridor. The tallest hotel tower in the city delivers timeless elegance with the cosmopolitan energy of a modern metropolis. The Hotel has a befitting legacy starting in 1904 with the birth of the flagship The St. Regis New York and across the globe in Mumbai the rise of the Phoenix Mill complex. Now both addresses come together to make history after 111 years.
The Hotel offers 395 well-appointed guest rooms including 27 suites and 33 residential suites for extended stays. It boasts the iconic St. Regis Butler Service to every resident guest making it the only hotel in India to offer such an uncompromising bespoke service. The St. Regis Mumbai houses 3,906 sqmt of dynamic meeting and banquet venues, 4 award-winning specialty restaurants across Indian, Modern Japanese and Asian cuisines; and takes pride in being the most sought-after nightlife destination with an award winning bar and nightclub that kisses the Mumbai skyline. The St. Regis Mumbai is the ultimate haven of relaxation and rejuvenation comprising a wellness floor with a state-of-the-art health club, 25m lap-pool, a premium Iridium Spa and a professional salon.
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