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Adrian Peter Mellor, Executive Chef extraordinaire at The Leela Palace, Bangalore, has garnered an enviable twenty-three years of professional experience as Chef from various award-winning hotels and fine dining restaurants in Asia and Europe. His kitchen brigades are a mélange of nationalities, a lot like the assorted flavours of refinement his modern European cuisine has evolved into. It may seem that one so immersed in the creative world of gourmet cannot have a solid disposition as far as the business side of the job is concerned. But Adrian handles it with what can only be called natural flair. With a solid understanding of the business side of the job and great work ethics he has time and again proven himself as a disciplined leader. He is a product of the Tameside College of Technology, Ashton under Lyne, England.
What began in May '87, saw Adrian coursing through, from commis to Chef de Partie in 6 years, gaining invaluable experience all along. He later specialized in modern European cuisine under the guidance of Chef David Cavalier during his sojourn as Senior Sous Chef at Bell Inn, Aston Clinton, Bucks, England.
Adrian's appetite for cooking up exciting new dishes may have best been stimulated while he worked very closely with the 3 Michelin star Chef Nico Ladenis himself, even taking charge of operations at the different Nico's outlets in the Chef's absence.
Between May '97 and Oct 2005 with the far-east beckoning him, Adrian rose to greater publicity, gaining a loyal and large following of both expats and locals for his exquisite European fare while at restaurants like Qhue and Les Amis in Singapore and the Old Manila restaurant in Philippines.
Even the royals came calling as Adrian went on to serve as Private Chef at The Royal Hashemite Court in Jordan where he gallantly carried out his responsibilities, overseeing the catering for all the official functions of their majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania.
Then came Amangalla, Sri Lanka, The Oberoi Rajvilas, where he also oversaw the opening of their new speciality restaurant (The hotel was voted the 2nd best in the world and 1st in Asia by 'Travel and Leisure') and subsequently The Waldorf Astoria, Maldives.
Today at The Leela Palace, Bangalore, Adrian continues to add his flourishing touches and work magic into his brand of modern European cuisine.