St. Regis Goa Resort appoints Sandeep Pande as a new Director of Culinary
Monday, July 3, 2023
The St. Regis Goa Resort is unwavering in its commitment to crafting exemplary dining experiences for local luminaries and global gourmands. The resort will unveil 3 brand new dining outlets in November 2023, as part of its phased upgradation and brand positioning. As a debut, St. Regis Resort in the country, the new outlets will present themselves as true benchmarks in delivering authentic yet sophisticated dining experiences.
Leveraging a longstanding history of culinary excellence in the industry, Sandeep Pande brings his wealth of knowledge to The St. Regis Goa Resort as the new Director of Culinary.
With over two decades of rich experience, Sandeep’s style straddles both, precision and passion. Before this, Sandeep was Executive Chef at JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity, where he continuously elevated the hotels’ culinary experiences. Having exposure in 8 Marriott International brands, Sandeep claims that his career highlight was opening and positioning the flagship Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa, the first in Sri Lanka, while also laying ground work for Sheraton there.
With a wide expertise in multiple cuisines including Mediterranean, Indian, Thai and English Pub, Sandeep has also co-authored ‘Cuisine with Altitude’, a book featuring first-class menus from some of the world’s best airlines.
Widely covered by the media, Sandeep has always ensured that the outlets he oversees have top of the mind recall while trending due to their numerous awards and accolades.
Sandeep Pande has a progressive journey with Marriott International, as Multi-Property Director of Culinary, responsible for overseeing the entire dining operations at two of the Group’s hotels – Renaissance Lucknow and Fairfield by Marriott Lucknow, and has also aced his pre-opening score with the successful opening of JW Marriott, Kolkata and Fairfield by Marriott Belgavi. Marriott’s largest food and beverage operations in India is at Renaissance Mumbai and Marriott Executive Apartments, which he seamlessly handled as Executive Chef.
Chef Sandeep Pande is certified in Hospitality Administration from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration after completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Kitchen Management. He spent his formative years with the Oberoi Group including the revered Oberoi Amarvilas. He also worked at the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa, a sprawling resort on Jumeirah Beach, Dubai as Executive Sous Chef for two years.
Sandeep gleaned invaluable global exposure overseas, training at Michelin-starred restaurants and engaging in gastronomic tours of London, South of England, Provence, and Languedoc-Roussillon.
He is a senior member of the UAE Culinary Guild and a member of the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals, USA.
With Sandeep Pande at the helm, the resort is well positioned to enliven the brand’s history of crafting a distinctive balance of decadence and approachability.