Dr.Chef Soundararajan, General Secretary of Indian Federation of Culinary Associations and the Corporate Executive Chef of Mahindra holidays and Resorts India Ltd., a premier holiday company in India, was conferred with Honorary Doctorate for his extraordinary contribution towards Hospitality and Culinary Industry in particular for his commendable contribution for the Chefs Profession in India. He has set up several resorts during his career spanning 34 years. He was conferred honorary member of the worldchefs.
An alumnus of Institute of Hotel management, India, he has Certification in World Cuisine from the Culinary Institute of America, New York and a fellowship from St. Nicholas University, Louisiana. Nominated to represent India as a member of World Chefs (World Association of Chefs Societies) Education Committee.
Dr.Chef was awarded the prestigious National Award from the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Golden Star Award from the South India Culinary Association.
He is the founder of the South India Culinary Association and Founder General Secretary of the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations and the founder general Secretary of the Chefs Guild of India. He is a certified Worldchefs Judge.
Represented India in Bocuse d’ or Global competition.