Following a tweet issued by Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar in response to Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra that was deemed as Islamophobic and offended many, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai has terminated the chef’s contract at the hotel.
The restaurant, which was previously known as ‘Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar’ is now just Rang Mahal.
Bill Keffer, general manager of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, in an e-mailed statement to The Pro Chef Middle East, said: “Following the recent comments made by Chef Atul Kochhar, we have taken the decision to end our agreement with him for Rang Mahal. With the termination of our agreement, Chef Atul will no longer be associated with the restaurant and the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai.”
He continued: “At the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai we pride ourselves on creating a culture of diversity and inclusion for our guests and associates across the hotel and our restaurants. We also remain committed to delivering the traditional culinary experience and high service standards that Rang Mahal is renowned for.”