Accor India’s most Decorative Chef-Jerson Fernandes of Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach Wins Special Jury Recognition at The Accor South Asia Hotel Awards held at Pullman Aerocity


The delight of receiving an excellence award amidst the countless operational challenges that the hospitality industry navigated over the past two years is accompanied with a combination of celebration for both, the recipient – as indicative of the standards of professionalism and positive hospitality, and for the brand; reinvigorating differentiation and leadership! He was also awarded with the best Executive chef of the year-2021 by Hotelier India in Dec 2021 and The Best Chef of the year-2022 by food Connoisseurs awards in March 2022.

Having being awarded and felicitated at the South Asia Accor Awards Ceremony at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, Chef Jerson Fernandes is .known for creating culinary experiences that obscure the boundaries between food and art, curating menus which reflect fresh tastes, mastery in diversity and delighting guests through every interaction.

Accor has been a culture of recognition, where each employee is valued in their career journeys, and encouraged to be pro-active in professional self development. While our masterpiece performances or endeavors may be its own reward; the acknowledgement of the fruits of one’s efforts and intentions from leaders such as Mr. Puneet Dhawan and Mr. Gorav Arora helps reveal the secret of our individual capabilities and competencies, passion for service and achievement and the admirable flavors of ingredients: our harmonious team.

The exclusivity of delivering personalized guest experiences has necessitated Chef Jerson’s potential to inspire newer gastronomic creations to suit a multiplicity of palates; whilst remaining true to the simplicity and authenticity of flavors, cuisines, embracing the unexplored, revolutionizing perceptions and multi-sensory encounters

In the words of Chef Jerson, “ This recognition and appreciation – “Special Jury Recognition” in the Accor South Asia Hotel Awards 2021 reinforces my learning agility and personal discovery and strengthens my emotional connect and investment with the Accor values.”

“I am extremely proud of Chef Jerson’s commitment to hospitality and his personalization of service; vibrancy in food and beverage offerings and being an inspiration to team members.”

Gorav Arora, the General Manager of Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach,