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Rajdeep Rana

Executive sous chef
Hyatt Regency Osaka

Date of birth: April 25, 1982

Hometown: Punjab, India

Number of years in Japan (cumulative): 1 (as of June 2018)

Rajdeep Rana
Q1: What was your first encounter with Japan?

My first encounter with Japan was May 2017 when I moved with my family to Osaka. I was immensely touched by the warm welcome and support as I settled down professionally and personally.
It was fascinating to see the sophistication and hospitality of Japan, and, most of all, the hard work, attention to details and passion to do something to perfection.

Q2: Please state your motto in life and why you have chosen it.

My motto in life is to “Challenge yourself every day to do go extra mile, lead your life with passion to learn new things and motivate the people around you.”
Be empathetic and caring, professionally and personally, as this will surely help you achieve your team and family goals.

Q3 : Over your career, what achievement are you the proudest of?

There are many small and big goals I’ve achieved in my 14 years of working. To mention a few, the repositioning of the food and beverage industry in the challenging and competitive market of India and completing 10 wonderful years (with great learning opportunities) at Hyatt.

Q4 : What are your goals during your time in Japan, your current position or in life?

To provide unique food and beverage experiences and offerings to the customers and to learn the best work practices from Japanese culture.
The love and respect for seasonal produce is remarkable and surely I will take it back as a lesson from Japan.
Personally, I want to learn the Japanese language and experience authentic Japanese hospitality, culture, landscapes and their passion for excellence.

Q5 : What wisdom, advice or tips can you give to people living and working in Japan?

Never miss the opportunity to experience what Japan has to offer, set aside time from your work life and explore the culture, diverse landscape and food of Japan.
The people of Japan know the art of living in harmony with nature around them. Others can experience and learn this for the sake of their own well-being.

Last updated: Sep 7, 2018