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Master Chef Lawrence Gomes hails from gastronomic bloodlines

Master Chef Lawrence Gomes hails from gastronomic bloodlines

The Kolkata native Chef hails from a family of well respected and renowned Chefs. His father Chef David Dayal Gomes was a British Chef in London. Lawrence´s great grandfather, Samuel Maita Gomes was also a well-recognized chef. On his maternal side, Lawrence´s grandfather was also a well-respected Chef during The British Reign in India at Fort William Calcutta and was also a Gold Medal Winner, who received notoriety from Queen Victoria, King George-I and King George-II.

Lawrence´s paternal grandfather, Hiru Dayal Gomes was a pre-opening Chef of P&O Cruises, which were the oldest & first-class Cruise line in the world of commercial Passenger ships. Also, many of Lawrence´s closest relatives, cousins, and brothers are respected National & International Famous Chefs.

Chef Lawrence Gomes has more than 31 years of professional chef experience, innovative and creative ideas of multi cuisines, and the Hospitality Industry.

He has worked at the Ritz Hotel Mumbai, The First Italian Hotel in India, the Deira Park Hotel Dubai, Al-Burami Hotel Omen, The Dubai Hilton, The Dubai World Trade Centre, The Dubai Hilton Beach Club, The Hilton Apartments & Club, The Ramada Continental Dubai, The Hindustan International Hotel Kolkata, and The Hotel Shikhara NB.

Since 2003, Master Chef Lawrence Gomes has been working in Aamby Valley City, India, one of the top ten destinations in the world, at The Seven Star Hotel owned by SAHARA GROUP, spread across 12.000 acres.

His experience includes Hotels Banquets, the 12 Restaurants, 30 Function venues with more than 1.000 rooms, The International School, the Private Airport, The Base Hospital, the Pirate Ship, the Aqua Bus, the private Sea-Planes, the Hotel Spas.

Chef Gomes, pre-opening teams at Aamby Valley City, have successfully contributed in the opening of Restaurants, Banquets, indoor and outdoor venues, Wedding Catering, Corporate Events, Leisure Functions and even TV Shows like Miss India, Biggest Loser, Asian Golf Tournaments & also ongoing events.

Chef Lawrence has worked with some of the World Best Master Chefs, the Master Chef of Italy, the Master Chef of Belgium, the Master Chef of Australia, the Master Chef of France, the Master Chef of Germany, the Ambassador Master Chef of Belgium, the Master Chef of Thailand & the International Celebrity Chefs, the Master Chefs of India and the President of the Master Chefs of The Gulf & Africa.

Additionally, Chef Gomes has worked under the guidance of expert chefs in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, China, Nepal, The Philippines, Iran, Oman, Lebanon, The USA and Canada.

Tempering heritage cuisine of the Royal Bengal, in West Bengal, Calcutta where Indian heritage gastronomy has won the hearts of food lovers worldwide. The Mughal Kings, The Persians, The Chinese, The British, The Afghans and The Pakistanis had developed and transformed many of our heritage dishes.

West Bengal is traditionally known for its highly artistic cuisine and as Calcutta was once the capital of India, they have never compromised their cuisine.

Some of the most famous dishes of our heritage are:

Fresh Mango Chicken Curry, Chicken Masala with tea, Bengoli Fish Curry with Mustard, Goan Pork Vindaloo, Vegetarian Soybean Kababs and Traditional Egg Pakoda, a famous “street food”.

Chef Gomes Has Participated in many Culinary Competitions Nationally & Internationally:

Gulfood Dubai competitions.

Emirates Salon culinary competition, Dubai.

The Great Indian Culinary challenge of Mumbai, Goa and Bangalore, India

The Indian Cheese Awards of Goa, in the Top 10

FoodEX Culinary challenge, Bangalore. India

Demonstrations of Chef Lawrence:

Muscat( SOM)International Exhibition Centre, Fruits & Vegetables Carving,

Sharjah ( UAE) International Exhibition Centre, Fruits & Vegetables carving.

Bombay International Exhibition Centre, Fruits & Vegetable carving.

Goa International Exhibition Centre. Fruits & Vegetable carving.

Furthermore, Chef Lawrence Gomes has been invited as a Judge in many Culinary competitions, Academies in Mumbai, Pune & other States of India, and numerous cultural organizations & for special culinary classes and gastronomic exhibitions.

Chef Gomes has had numerous articles published in newspapers, magazines and has been a guest on uncountable television shows.

Awards and Medals of Chef Lawrence:

Gold Medals,

India’s best Biryani Chef 2018, Gold.

Chocolate Sculpture, Gold.

India’s best Biryani Chef 2019, Gold.

Platted Appetizers, Gold.

Three-course Dinner set menu, Gold.

Chocolate Sculpture, Gold.

Margarine Sculpture, Gold.

Bronze Medals,

Chocolate Sculpture, Bronze, 2017.

Fruits and vegetable Carving, Bronze.

Fruits & Vegetables Carving, Salad presentation, Bronze.

India’s Chefs awards, top-10.

India’s Best Top-10 Chef.

Gunnies Book of World Record ( Group Record ) Goa.

Specialties & Expertise of Master Chef Lawrence Gomes:

-Indian – a taste of West Bengal ( Calcutta )



Carvings ( Fruits & vegetables, Chocolate, Margarine, Ice etc )

In conclusion, Chef Lawrence was blessed by Mother Teresa when she tasted his first cooked meal, while he was attending his first culinary class. Chef Lawrence told me his philosophy is, “to be a proud Chef and to learn from others and teach others”.

Master Chef Lawrence Gomes.

Mobile: +91 9823510513.

[email protected]

Written by Publisher Margaux Cintrano

Photo by Sahara Hotel

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