A chef at Tewkesbury Park in Gloucestershire is a shining example of how working hard in hospitality pays off, as he celebrates a promotion to the role of sous chef.
Pandula Mallikarjun (Mallik) previously held the position of junior sous chef at the hotel for the past 12 months, after joining from the George Hotel in Cheltenham where he worked for two years.
The 33-year-old, originally from India, started his career at the Hyatt Regency in Mumbai, before moving to the UK in 2006.
Initially he worked at the Hilton Warwick as commis chef for one year, until a move to Brasserie Blanc in Cheltenham saw him assisting the head chef. Mallik stayed there for seven years, until he moved to Cowley Manor, Cheltenham, in 2013 as sous chef.
A year later he joined the George Hotel, and then on to Tewkesbury Park.
In his new role, he will assist head chef, Anuj Thakur with the daily operations of the hotel’s food & beverage outlets, including the main Garden Restaurant (90 covers) and the Health Club Restaurant, Greens, plus the new Orangery.
Head chef, Anuj Thakur said: “I’m delighted to promote Mallik, he’s an extremely hard worker, has great people skills and has an impressive creative and original flare in his approach to food.”
Tewkesbury Park recently completed a renovation which saw the new addition of nine suites, two meeting rooms, two spa rooms, an Orangery and a Cocktail Lounge. Besides the new additions, a complete refurbishment was carried out to its 85 guestrooms. Work to a brand new events suite – The Cotswolds Suite is currently being carried out, due for completion in July 2017.
Tewkesbury Park has an 18-hole par 73 parkland golf course, academy course and practice range, putting green and pro shop. The Leisure Club features a sauna, steam room, indoor swimming pool, gym, squash and tennis courts.