Whilst Jimmy Shu is the driving force behind Hanuman, the restaurants would not enjoy the success they do today without the skills of the chefs and support staff.

Jimmy is constantly on the prowl for talent in the kitchen and frequently roams the globe in search of that special someone. He believes that chefs who have lived and trained in the region where a recipe originated are able to bring an extra dimension to the dish. This philosophy is one of the keys to the success of his restaurants.

hanuman darwin
restaurant managers - jaysheel bhatt and jowi martinez

Sombun Vichaisorn - Head Chef
Rey Rodrigeuz - Indian Chef
Rafiqual Islam - Indian Chef
Raj Kaleesa - Apprentice Indian Chef
Prakai Saisuk - Thai Chef
Wasan Laosapha - Thai Chef


Team Alice Springshanuman alice springs
restaurant manager - edwin molina

Prakai Saisuk ( Head Chef )
Abdul Mumeeen Ali  Sathakathullah -  Indian Chef
Marlon Tutanes - Assistant  Thai Chef 

photo: Edwin Molina and the team at Alice Springs


Ali Nainar and Jimmy Shuhanuman cairns
restaurant manager - jennifer senior

Wassana Namthep (Daeng) - Head chef
Jintarat Thanommongkol (Nan) - Thai chef
Chainaron Thanommongkol (Chai) - Thai chef
Jinwook Lee - chef, entree section
Kim Min Hwan - apprentice, desserts

photo: Ali Nainar and Jimmy at the gala opening of Hanuman Cairns


hanuman awards

darwin

  • Aha Aristocrat Technologies Award For Excellence Best Restaurant Northern Territory 2010
  • The harbottle on-premise Gold Plate Awards 2009
    Winner of Best Stand Alone Restaurant
  • The harbottle on-premise Gold Plate Awards 2009
    Winner of Best Wine List
  • Winner of NT FAVOURITE Asian Restaurant 2009 in the I LOVE FOOD AWARDS as presented on the Lifestyle food channel on Foxtel and Austar
  • The 2009 Weekend Australian's 50 GREAT AUSTRALIAN A list restaurants
  • NT Restaurant and catering, Awards for Excellence
    Winner Best Stand Alone Restaurant, 2005
  • The Catering Institute of Australia, NT Gold Plate Awards
    finalist in category Best Wine List, 2001
  • The Catering Institute of Australia, NT Gold Plate Awards
    finalist in category Best Asian Restaurant, 2001
  • The Catering Institute of Australia NT Gold Plate Awards
    winner in category Best Wine List, 1998, 1999
  • The Catering Institute of Australia NT Gold Plate Awards
    winner in category Specialist/Ethnic Restaurant, 1997
  • The Catering Institute of Australia NT Gold Plate Awards
    winner in category Best Ethnic Restaurant, 1995
  • The prestigious Brolga Award
    Best Restaurant in the Northern Territory (1994)
  • Top End Restaurant Awards
    Finalist in category: Asian, Certificate of Distinction, 1994
  • Top End Restaurant Awards,
    Finalist in category: Wine List, Certificate of Distinction, 1993
  • Top End Restaurant Awards
    Finalist in category: Asian, Certificate of Distinction, 1993
  • Top End Restaurant Awards
    Finalist in category: Ethnic, Certificate of Distinction, 1992

alice springs

  • The harbottle on-premise Gold Plate Awards 2009
    Winner of Best Asian Restaurant
  • NT Restaurant and catering, Awards for Excellence,
    Winner Best Asian Restaurant, 2005
  • NT Restaurant and catering, Awards for Excellence
    Winner Best Hotel/Motel Restaurant, 2005
  • Australian Hotel Association (NT), Awards for Excellence
    Winner Best Restaurant, 2003