Vikram

VIKRAM KOTAMRAJU

Vikram started his career with Taj Group of 5-stars Hotels in Delhi. Worked for just over three years before enrolling in Hotel management institute, Delhi.
After graduating from the Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, New Delhi,
he started working with Kempinski Hotel in Mumbai as Chef Management Trainee. After graduating Kempinski management training, he moved back to Delhi to join Sheraton Hotel as Sr.Chef de Partie.

At the time his family was living in Australia, so he came on a tourist visa to visit his family. He loved the country and became his new home. During those years, he travelled to America and worked with reputable restaurants under highly regarded chefs. As he came back to Australia, he joined Sheraton Hotel Melbourne. After his term in Sheraton, he was offered a position at Circa Restaurant at Prince of Wales hotel in Saint Kilda.

All these years working in various 5-star hotels and restaurant, Vikram sharpened his skills in multi- cuisine. All the knowledge he gathered, he decides to use it with his native cuisine.
He found an opportunity to open his own restaurant in Carlton 401 Rathdowne street called Shompen in Jan’ 2017. By 1stJan’18 bagged two awards. ‘One Hat’ from Australian Good Food Guide and ‘Best Modern Indian restaurant in Victoria’ by Lux Group.
Shompen is re-launching in 2019, with a new name…”PAGLA”.  The cuisine is Indian, modern, artistic and progressive.