- Media Coverage
- 3 Feb 2018, Hindustan Times
Food Can Magically Turn Around Lives
Food has immense strength to instil creativity and empower people of the LGBTQ community, says chef Chris Trapani, who specialises in Tex-Mex food. The American transgender chef who was recently in India on a five-city tour, conducted culinary workshops for the members of the transgender community to help them run a food truck business. “I know that eking out a living in India is a huge struggle for transgenders in India. But I believe that every gender is equal, and people here will soon realize and give them their due,” says Trapani.
The chef met many transgenders on his first visit to India, who are very passionate about cooking. “The people I met are very passionate and talented. If given an equal chance, they can prove to be excellent. Their passion and love for food and the desire to learn more is so heartening. Cooking can also be a very therapeutic experience for them, and if they get into the business of food truck like me, it can totally take off in India, ” says the chef who was invited to India by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group that is supporting his initiative.
About The LaLiT Hotels
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, an enterprise of Bharat Hotels Limited is India’s largest and the fastest growing privately owned Hotel Company. The company offers Seventeen luxury hotels, with 3600 rooms in the five-star deluxe segment with eleven operational hotels and six under development/restoration (including three overseas). The operational hotels include The Lalit New Delhi, The Lalit Mumbai, The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar, The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort Goa, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur, The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho, The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal (Kerala), The Lalit Jaipur, The Lalit Chandigarh & The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata. The Group has also forayed into mid-segment hotels under the brand – ‘The Lalit Traveller’. The first two hotels under this brand opened in Jaipur and Khajuraho with 25 more hotels planned in the next five years.