Rapid Fire with Chef Yogender Pal

We hope you’re liking our fun rapid-fire segment with the renowned folks of the food & hospitality industry. This month we would like you to get in touch with the lighter side of Executive Chef Yogender Pal of Park Hyatt Hyderabad. A proficient Chef who’s been around for ages, bringing out the best of cuisines at the hotel.

  1. Breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast?

Breakfast for dinner 

  1. Baked or fried?

Fried, as I make sure I burn the extra calories by running for extra 10 minutes 

  1. Your first food memory?

Vanilla tea cake made by my Grandfather 

  1. One piece of kitchen equipment you could not live without?

My all-purpose knife, which I can use for a variety of tasks.

  1. One aspect you absolutely love about your job?

Every day is a new day and it allows me to be as creative as possible. Being a chef allows me to be as experimental as possible and does not define any boundaries for me.

  1. One dish you love cooking and why?

I love cooking seafood because it’s a simple thing to cook and very easy to go wrong with.

  1. Name one guilty food pleasure.

Burger king’s Lamb whopper with tomato ketchup 

  1. Your ideal dinner date?

Radhika Apte 

  1. Steamed Red Snapper with Black Bean Sauce or Lamb Curry with Potatoes?

Steamed red snapper with black bean sauce 

  1. The worst dish you ever tasted?

In one of the cafes in Bengaluru, I saw a dish which was Penne with Paneer Makhani and was ordered by one of my nieces. It was one of the worst dishes that I had ever tasted!

In conversation with Aarti David

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