In 2014, founder Nisha Katona MBE had a nagging obsession to build an eatery serving the kind of food Indians eat at home and on their streets.
The simple dishes of a Mowgli menu are a million miles away from the curry stereotype. These dishes convey the truth that real Indian food is extremely healthy, often vegan and always packed with fresh flavour. She gave up her 20 year career as a full time Barrister to build Mowgli Liverpool and opened Manchester Mowgli less than a year later. In 2018 Mowgli was awarded a placement in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list, and this year Nisha was recognised with an MBE in the 2019 New Year Honours list for services to the Food Industry.
Nisha, a dedicated curry evangelist, has fond hopes for Mowgli’s growth and she still insists on hand picking curry virgins for her kitchens, hand training each new Mowgli chef.
Nisha is a food writer featured in a number of publications including the Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Independent. Her YouTube cooking channel has an international following. Her daily tweeted recipes have over 30k followers. She regularly appears on television and radio as a restaurant, food and business expert including becoming a regular panellist for Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet. In 2015 she published her first book “Pimp My Rice” followed by the “The Spice Tree“ in 2017. The “Mowgli Cook Book“ was published in April 2018.
Alison Lobb, Managing Partner at Morecrofts LLP will be interviewing Nisha. They will discuss her route to success, how she started the business, challenges faced then and challenges still to come.
16:00 Registration and networking
16:30 Welcome introduction from Alison Lobb, Managing Partner at Morecrofts LLP
16:40 Building introductions from Rathbones
16:50 Interview with Nisha Katona MBE, hosted by Alison Lobb
17:50 Drinks and canapes
18:30 Event closes
Nisha Katona MBE
Nisha is a British born Indian cook, entrepreneur and author. She is the founder of Mowgli Street Food restaurants which specialises in authentic, healthy Indian home cooking. Her first cookery book Pimp My Rice was published in 2015 and was followed in 2017 by The Spice Tree.
Nisha has also shared her passion for Indian food in a series of YouTube videos. Prior to opening her restaurants Nisha was a practicing barrister. She has appeared on several television programmes including Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and ITV’s Secret Chef along with a regular slot on Lorraine.
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