Alto-Shaam expands chef presence in India

Shailendra Kekade will be a chef ambassador for the India market – the first representative chef ambassador in the region for Alto-Shaam

Alto-Shaam, a recognized leader and innovator in the global foodservice equipment industry, has added Shailendra Kekade to be a chef ambassador for the India market.

As the first representative chef ambassador in the region, Shailendra will provide insight and support to customers while promoting and demonstrating the capabilities of Alto-Shaam’s complete range of kitchen equipment solutions.

With more than 25 years of culinary experience in a variety of bakeries, cafes and restaurants across the US, Europe and India, Shailendra has built a reputation as an authority in the restaurant industry. Shailendra has also worked as a restaurateur, TV personality, concept visualizer and designer.

Years of experience

Shailendra will report to Vijay Kisanrao Pawar, Alto-Shaam’s regional director of sales and culinary for India and Sri Lanka. Vijay says he is very excited to add Shailendra to the team: “His many years of experience working as a chef across different continents and multiple cuisines, as well as his proven culinary skills and intricate knowledge of ingredients, will make him a pivotal addition for Alto-Shaam. I look forward to working closely with him.”

Speaking about his new role, Shailendra says he is pleased to be promoting Alto-Shaam: “I cannot wait to showcase all that can be achieved with Alto-Shaam’s world-class kitchen equipment solutions to potential customers and growing the Alto-Shaam brand in India.”

To find out more about the chef ambassador program or to schedule a demo, contact Vijay Kisanrao Pawar at or visit

About Alto-Shaam, Inc.

Alto-Shaam was born of remarkable innovation that has since advanced the global commercial foodservice industry. Since revolutionizing heated holding in 1968 with Halo Heat® technology, Alto-Shaam has continuously responded to industry needs by pioneering cutting-edge system solutions. Alto-Shaam offers an expanded, award-winning product portfolio, including the revolutionary Vector® Multi-Cook Ovens, Combitherm® Ovens, Cook & Hold Ovens and a variety of heated holding solutions.

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