The Banayan Tree Phuket has appointed Chandra Mohan Arunasalam as Executive Chef.
The Malaysian-born chef has prepared dishes for several 2 and 3-star Michelin restaurants worldwide, where his remarkable gift for food presentation won him the World Golden Chef Award.
Chef Chandra’s culinary journey began in his hometown in Malaysia and continued on to England and Maldives. He then spent most of his career in America, including notable work at the 2-star Michelin Avenues Restaurant with Chef Curtis Duffy at The Peninsula Chicago.
He has also worked at several 3-star Michelin restaurants, alongside legendary American chefs such as Chef Thomas Keller at The French Laundry, Chef Charlie Trotter at his celebrated restaurant, Chef Grant Achatz at Alinea and Trio, and Chef Curtis Duffy at Grace Restaurant Chicago.
Following his highly successful stint in the United States, Chef Chandra returned home to join Hilton Kuala Lumpur as Chef de Cuisine.