Dubai hotel ends contract with chef Atul Kochhar over tweets
A Dubai hotel has cut ties with celebrity chef Atul Kochhar following an inflammatory comment he made on Twitter.
In a statement sent to ARN News, Dubai’s JW Marriott Marquis Hotel said they have decided to end their agreement with the Michelin-starred chef to operate the Rang Mahal Indian restaurant.
“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,” Bill Keffer, general manager of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai said.
“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.”
Kochhar had come under fire for targetting Indian actor Priyanka Chopra over the portrayal of a terrorist in the television series Quantico.