Tarun Kumar - Head Chef at Focus - Al Rigga, Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga | Profile on hyattrestaurants.com

Tarun Kumar

Head Chef, Focus - Al Rigga

Speciality : French

Cooking Style: Passionate, Creative, Humble

Recipes I like to cook

With a simple marinade recipe of olive oil, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper, these grilled lamb chops are so easy to prepare! on 14 Sep 2019 More Recipes


With 15 years of extensive culinary experience, Chef Tarun Kumar curates flavor and taste of Hyatt Place Dubai hotels. Humbled by reviews and recognition from eminent editors including Vir Sangvi, he continues to make a difference through his food.

Where have I seen you before ?

Hyatt Regency Ludhiana as the Executive Chef

Can you describe your cooking in 3 words ?

Passionate, Creative, Humble

Who/What has been the biggest influence on you cooking ?

My mother

Why a chef ?

Because you can nurture creativity and deliver smiles

What do you cook yourself when you get home ?

Dal (lentils)

What makes a great dish ?


What is your favourite music to cook to ?

Led Zepplin

Who is at home ?

My Wife

Tell us something we might not know about you.

I love travelling end exploring the local cultures and cuisines.

What is your advice for budding chefs or even enthusiastic home cook

Always cook with your heart and love

Tarun Kumar cooks at Focus - Al Rigga

A family-favorite restaurant at Deira in the heart of Dubai. Offering all-day multi-cuisine options, a beloved retreat for family dinners & meetings.


  • Alfresco Seating
  • Grills & Barbeque
  • Valet
  • Wi Fi