Shefs at the Leela

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts returns ‘Shefs at The Leela’ for its sixth edition, partnering with ‘Dean With Us’ to inspire and empower female culinary talent. The event, scheduled for May 1st and 2nd, features Indian women chefs Radhika Khandelwal, Prerana Bandal, and Devika Kumari with Rupali and Akanksha Dean.

On the first day of the event, chefs Radhika Khandelwal, Prerana Bandal, and Devika Kumari will lead the panel discussions with hospitality students and female associates, followed by presenting a world-flavorful menu on the second day. The Indian women chefs will create an unforgettable dining experience with their unique dishes. The ‘Shefs at The Leela’ program, in partnership with ‘Dean With Us’, recognizes achievements and promotes culinary diversity. It showcases women-led talent at various Leela properties across India, including The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel, Residences, and Palace Jaipur.

Commenting on the occasion, Madhav Sehgal, Area Vice President – South India, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, said, “The Shefs At The Leela program is our commitment towards celebrating Indian women chefs and supporting young talent in our kitchens. I am thrilled that the program has travelled across India starting in Bengaluru, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Chennai, and now returns to Bengaluru in its sixth edition. While these events highlight our steadfast commitment to promoting women accomplishments in culinary, the program in itself supports, incentivizes and motivates women who wish to pursue a career in culinary arts. Most importantly, it becomes a platform for budding talent to engage with the Shefs, who are role models for them.”