Lochhar tweeted “It’s sad that you have not respected the sentiments of Hindus who have been terrorised by Islam over 2000 years. Shame on you”.
That tweet resulted in JW Marriott Marquis Hotel immediately terminating his contract and all association with the chef.
In an official email, the management of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai stated;
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.”
“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
The chef has issued two apologies but did not comment on the termination of his contract