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ITC Maratha appoints Paul Noronha as Executive Chef

Paul Noronha Appointed As Executive Chef At ITC Maratha Hotel, Mumbai: ITC Maratha, the epitome of luxury hospitality in Mumbai, announces the appointment of Chef Paul Noronha as its Executive Chef. With an illustrious career spanning over 25 years, this Mumbai native Chef brings unparalleled expertise and creativity to his new role, promising to elevate culinary experiences to unprecedented heights at the hotel.

Chef Paul’s tryst with food started during his diploma at Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Mumbai, where he honed his skills and passion for the culinary arts. Paul’s dedication and talent were further nurtured during his tenure at ITC hotels, where he underwent rigorous training at the WelcomGroup Management Institute, Gurgaon.

Growing with the brands expanding portfolio, Chef Paul worked through the kitchens of ITC Hotels in Delhi to Chennai, catering to the discerning palates of famed ITC Hotels kitchens to patrons which included dignitaries and heads of state like former President of the United States. His culinary prowess was recognized with accolades such as the ‘Smart Chef of the Year award’ during his tenure at Sheraton Chola Chennai.

Returning to his roots, Chef Paul assumed the role of Executive Chef at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai, where his innovative culinary creations and leadership earned him the prestigious Executive Chef of the Year award for two consecutive years.

Now, as the culinary maven behind ITC Maratha’s gastronomic offerings, Chef Paul is poised to redefine luxury dining experiences in Mumbai. In many ways this assignment is special to Chef Paul, as it ignites a sense of ‘Homecoming’ nostalgia, since he was the part of pre-opening team heading operations for all-day dining restaurant Peshwa Pavilion, back in 2001 at ITC Maratha.

In his new role, Chef Paul shoulders a big responsibility with two new restaurants Avartana & Yi Jing at ITC Maratha, while driving the cuisine excellence at legacy restaurants Peshawri & Dum Pukht.  Chef Paul will be leading a team of talented culinary professionals, focused on curating exquisite menus that celebrate local flavors while embracing global influences; across all dining experiences for the patrons.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chef Paul Noronha to the ITC Maratha family,” said Bhagwan Balani, General Manager of ITC Maratha. “His exceptional culinary talent and unwavering commitment to excellence perfectly align with our ethos of delivering consistent gastronomic repertoire. Under Chef Paul’s leadership, we are confident that ITC Maratha will continue to set the standard for culinary innovation and excellence in Mumbai.”

With the enduring Namaste as the symbol of its brand experience, ITC’s Hotel Group is one of India’s leading luxury hotel chains offering comprehensive hospitality solutions through more than 130 hotels with over 12000 keys across 80 destinations in the country. Embodying ‘Responsible Luxury’ as its guiding premise, ITC’s hotel group integrates India’s fine tradition of hospitality with globally benchmarked services to reflect the culture and ethos of each destination, through a collection of hotels. Staying ahead of the sustainability curve, ITC Hotels became the largest chain in the world to have 22 LEED Platinum certified hotels. The first 12 hotels in the world to receive LEED Zero Carbon Certification and the first 4 hotels to be LEED Zero Water Certified are ITC Hotels. ITC’s hotel group operates under six distinct brands; ‘ITC Hotel’ at the Luxury end, ‘Welcomhotel’ in the upper upscale space, ‘Fortune’ in the mid-market to upscale segment and ‘WelcomHeritage’ in the heritage leisure segment. Brand Mementos in the Luxury segment and brand Storii in the premium segment are the latest addition to the ITC Hotels portfolio.



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