Chef Jerson Fernandes - India’s most celebrated chef joins Sodexo India as Director - Culinary Operations

Article published at: Jul 8, 2024 Article tag: Asia
Chef Jerson Fernandes - India’s most celebrated chef joins Sodexo India as Director - Culinary Operations
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Sodexo is delighted to announce the appointment of Chef Jerson Fernandes as the new Director-Culinary Operations for the office food segment. Chef Jerson joins Sodexo from Accor Hotels, where he spent over five years as the Culinary Director and Alchemist for the India region hotels, based out of the iconic Novotel Mumbai Juhu beach hotel. During his tenure, he played a pivotal role in transforming the culinary landscape with his innovative approach and exceptional talent.

Chef Jerson, started his career as a dish washer and grew to the ranks of a Culinary Director. He truly is widely regarded as one of India’s most decorated and celebrated chef. His illustrious career spanning over 17 years in top hotel brands across the globe is marked by numerous accolades and a relentless pursuit of excellence right from being a Guinness world record holder to being the only chef in the country to win the Oscar’s of hospitality –the Hotelier India awards and the BW hotelier awards, twice in a span of 3 years. He was awarded the best Executive chef of the country on 7 different occasions. His contributions have set new benchmarks for culinary excellence, elevating the standards of hospitality and dining.

From one French company to another, in his new role at Sodexo, Chef Jerson will lead the culinary team with the same passion and innovation that have defined his career. His key role would be on ensuring that Sodexo continues to delight its clients and customers with exceptional and bespoke culinary experiences. Pursuing new business culinary solutions and organic growth with our existing clientele will be one of his significant responsibilities.

Chef Jerson's expertise in crafting diverse and delectable menus will be instrumental in advancing Sodexo's mission to provide nutritious, high-quality, and sustainable food options with the focus on reducing food wastages. His dedication to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients aligns perfectly with Sodexo’s commitment to sustainability and responsible sourcing.

"We harbor an inclusive, diverse, fair, equal, and positive work environment to improve the quality of life of those we serve, every day. Sodexo is incredibly excited about the fresh perspectives and culinary mastery that Chef Jerson Fernandes brings to the team. His appointment marks a significant milestone for the organization, and there is confidence that his leadership will elevate the culinary offerings of office food to new heights. The entire Sodexo community extends a warm welcome to Chef Jerson as he embarks on this exciting new chapter, promising bespoke innovations and culinary excellence under his guidance", said Chef Jerson’s reporting boss, Mr. Rakesh Agarwal- Country Director- Office food and OPU.