Surjan Singh Jolly


Surjan Singh Jolly aka Chef Jolly started out his career with Taj Palace Intercontinental Hotel , New Delhi in 1993 . In 2000 he joined the Marriott group of hotels as a Sous Chef at Goa Marriott Resort . He later on became the Head Chef of an Indian Speciality Restaurant , Saffron , at JW Marriott in Mumabi . Surjan Singh Jolly has also worked with some of the finest restaurants and hotels in the world such as Sheraton Dubai Creek , Quality Inn Southern and Starwood Hotels and Resorts among many others . But it all started from a young age . Chef jolly was interested in culinary arts and loved experimenting with food . Surjan Singh Jolly graduated from the National Council of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition , Jaipur . He graduated with a Hotel Management Degree . Surjan Singh Jolly also hold an MBA in Marketing . In his longstanding career spanning over two decades , Chef Surjan Singh Jolly has worked with many world renown chefs . Some of them include , Sriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur Royalty and Nawab Mehboob Alam Khan , Ustaad of Hyderabadi Cuisine . He has also tried out his skills in the by-lanes of Lucknow and perfected the kulchas in Amritsari dhabas . Chef Surjan Singh Jolly has received the prestigious global Marriott Hotels & Resorts ‘Chef of the Year Award for Culinary Excellence’. He is also a member of the Culinary Tourism Board and travels annually to Nova Scotia and Canada to spread awareness of adding Indian flavors to their local products . It doesn’t stop here . Chef Surjan Singh Jolly is also a member of renowned programs such as Regional Culinary Board for Marriott Asia Pacific , Culinary Board Worldwide Marriott , International Culinary Guide of Chefs UK and Executive Committee Member for WICA ( Western Indian Culinary Association ) . He has also worked at the ‘The Club’ in Mumbai where he was the chef in charge of all the elite activities organized at the club from A list parties to Bollywood celebrity weddings . He became immensely famous when he became a judge alongside Chef Vikas Khanna and Chef Kunal Kapoor in ‘MasterChef Juior Swaad ke Ustaad’ . Soon he also had his own show on Zee Khana Khazana titled ‘Ab Har Koi Chef’ . Surjan Singh Jolly was chosen as the head chef for Paris Hilton when she visited India . Currently , chef Jolly has joined JW Marriott , Bengaluru as the executive chef . Besides being a Chef , Surjan Singh Jolly indulges in activities like camping , biking and jet skying . He also has a keen interest in traveling. , arts and photography