Lalit comes with a wealth of experience, having served as an Executive Chef in his previous roles. His career journey has been marked by valuable learning experiences, particularly during his time with JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai. Lalit began his career at Rodas, Powai where he learned the nuances of guest interactions and attention to detail. He then moved to Renaissance Mumbai before joining The Lalit Mumbai. His international experience includes a stint in Dubai, where he had the opportunity to collaborate with renowned chefs from Germany and Italy. Lalit has also worked with Michelin-starred chefs from around the world and contributed to the culinary landscape at Fairfield by Marriott in Lucknow and Orchid Mumbai, among others.
Originally hailing from Lucknow, Lalit holds a BSc in Tourism and Hospitality from Mumbai University. He is committed to promoting local cuisine and plans to introduce seasonal menus as part of his new role. He is also keen on incorporating trends, like barbeque and fusion dishes, to provide a diverse culinary experience. What sets Lalit apart is his commitment to creating dishes from the heart, regardless of the location. His passion for cooking shines through, and he believes that the key to success lies in approaching each day with the same enthusiasm and dedication.
Lalit expressed enthusiasm about joining InterContinental Marine Drive Mumbai, stating, “The hotel is steeped in history, and each outlet has a unique concept and idea. I am excited to contribute to the legacy and enhance the luxury experience for our guests.” “We are confident that Lalit Rai’s expertise and passion for culinary excellence makes him a valuable asset to our team, and we look forward to the positive impact he will undoubtedly make in his role as Executive Sous Chef.”, states Mr. Jalaj Rohatgi, General Manager.