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Explore the Diverse Culinary Experiences of Hilton Singapore Orchard

Explore the Diverse Culinary Experiences of Hilton Singapore Orchard

The first thing one notices when speaking to Vijayakant “Vijay” Shanmugam, director of culinary, Hilton Singapore Orchard, is his positivity, which only shines brighter the more he talks about cuisine, new menus, culinary experimentation—and his wonderful team that delights guests’ palates at the hotel’s restaurants each day.

Shanmugam fell in love with the culinary industry years ago when he took a part-time job as a dishwasher in a kitchen back home in Malaysia. It was in that kitchen that he began dreaming of becoming a chef—a goal he achieved in 2000. Since then, he’s worked his way up the ranks to become the Director of Culinary at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi in 2018, and then in fall 2021, joined Hilton Singapore Orchard. He now oversees a massive team of 70 chefs who cook round-the-clock to keep the food and drinks flowing at the 1,080-guest room, the largest Hilton hotel in Asia Pacific.

According to Shanmugam, the selection of culinary experiences one can enjoy at Hilton Singapore Orchard is wonderfully diverse.