Originally from the island of Mauritius, Raj worked for 8 years as First Sous Chef at The Waterside Inn before stepping up to the plate as Head Chef at Roux at Skindles. Prior to his stint with the Roux family, Raj trained with One&Only hotels and spent 5 years with Alain Ducasse in Mauritius.
He also worked for 2 years as chef with Daniel Boulud in New York and more than 3 years at the Ritz in London. In 2015, Raj was runner up whilst representing the UK in the final of the renowned international competition for young chefs, Le Prix Culinaire International Le Taittinger held in Paris. Raj likes to cycle to work from his home locally in Maidenhead that he shares with wife, Madhvi and 2 young children.