Chef Waris Qureshi takes on the mantle of Indian cuisine at Jyran, Sofitel Mumbai BKC

Chef Qureshi specialises in Awadhi, Hyderabadi and Kashmiri cuisines

Sofitel Mumbai BKC has introduced Waris Hasan Qureshi as new Indian Master Chef at Jyran. The award-winning signature restaurant, serving authentic cuisine inspired by the Northwest Indian Frontier Province, will now be helmed by Chef Qureshi, who specialises in Awadhi, Hyderabadi and Kashmiri cuisines. 

Chef Waris first began his culinary journey in 2013 at Tote on the Turf. He then moved on to Blue Waters restaurant, followed by an appointment at Oakwood, now Z-Luxury Residences. Armed with his recently honed skills, he transitioned into the world of hotels over the years and soon joined Marriott International with the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, where Chef Qureshi began focussing on specialty menus and cuisines. After this, he joined two hotel chains in succession – the Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield, followed by the Conrad Pune, where Chef Qureshi progressed from Senior Chef de Partie to Junior Sous Chef (Indian Master Chef) within a year. 

Across his roles, Chef Qureshi remained focussed on developing new and unique menus, featuring traditional, authentic flavours and celebrating specialty cuisines via food festivals and previously unknown recipes. His signature dishes include Awadhi Ghosh Dum Biryani, Shahi Ghosh ki Gilawat, Kakori Kebabs and Nalli Nihari. His deep knowledge of cooking techniques, coupled with access to secret recipes passed down through generations, make him a formidable force in the kitchen.


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