The people behind Riyasat

Meet our chef

With achievements and experience span over 27 years in the International Hospitality industry , Surjan Singh is fondly known as Chef Jolly. He is an Indian celebrity chef who has been Chef Judge for Master Chef India, a television personality & culinary consultant. His love to travel and passion for endless expeditions made him explore the nuances of authentic and traditional cuisines. From the nobility and royal court kitchens to humble street food of popular cities in India, for Chef Jolly it is all about combining simple yet refined Indian flavors from the culinary legacy.

He has worked with some of the finest properties across the world in different capacities and in culturally diverse surroundings; noted among them is the Taj Group of hotels, Starwood Hotels and Resorts in Dubai, Choice Hotels International, America.

He had the honour to be a recipient of the prestigious Global Marriott Hotels & Resorts ‘Chef of the Year Award for Culinary Excellence’ – a highlight of his varied and expansive career.