Six Senses Con Dao welcomes new executive chef

Friday, Aug 05, 2022 18:55

Chef Chandra has been appointed the executive chef at Six Senses Con Dao. — VNS Photo

Six Senses Con Dao has announced the appointment of Chandra Mohan Arunasalam as its new executive chef.

Originally from Malaysia, chef Chandra brings over 20 years of culinary expertise, having worked at hotels and restaurants across the US, Canada, Europe, China, Thailand and the Maldives.

Prior to joining the culinary team at Six Senses Con Dao, chef Chandra has spent time working in the kitchens of world-renowned restaurants, including at a range of prestigious Michelin-starred institutions.

This includes his experience under the guidance of chef Thomas Keller during his time at the three-Michelin-starred The French Laundry (declared “the best restaurant in the world, period” by Anthony Bourdain); with chef Roland Jöhri at the two-Michelin-starred Talvo; and with chef Curtis Duffy at the three-Michelin-starred Grace, the acclaimed restaurant that was the subject of the Netflix-distributed documentary “For Grace”.

While working at a myriad of prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants and world-class hotels & resorts, chef Chandra cultivated his impressive skill set to develop a thoughtful, innovative and imaginative approach to cuisine that draws upon his wealth of experience.

He embraces modern cooking techniques and coaxes the best out of each individual ingredient.

Upon his arrival at Con Dao Vietnam, chef Chandra was immediately captivated by the fresh local ingredients. He has recently created a new five-course dining experience called “Be Amused”. This is the new chef’s table presentation, live and spontaneous, where guests can interact with their dishes’ creator, without a fixed menu and conventional fine dining setup.

This concept is a part of a long-term “Thoughtful Progressive Cuisine” programme. It is a unique dining experience that can only be discovered at Six Senses Con Dao. — VNS

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