Chefs Bites episode 4 created to show support to the hospitality industry during Covid-19. Chefs Bites is a bite size foodie video series featuring leading chefs, interesting eats, novel foodie experiences, laughter and heart felt shares.
Chefs Bites episode 4 features Javed Khan, Founder of Delhi ‘O’ Delhi and Kailash Chand, Head Chef at Delhi ‘O’ Delhi located in Newtown Sydney. The Gold Licensed Caterer and Five Star fine dining Indian restaurant is centred around blending modern and traditional Northern Indian Flavours.
Winner of R&CA awards for excellence NSW Indian/ sub- continent restaurant for 3 years in a row, winner IABCA tourism, hospitality & catering award 2021 and AGFG Chef Hat winner in 2015, the restaurant is modelled on the culture practised in the iconic Indian hotels. Gina Nicolopoulos and Kerrie Otto de Grancy dive into conversation with Javed about his experience in providing high service excellence and transforming the customer experience when working in the dining room and kitchen of the magnificent Oberoi Hotels.
Within the episode, Javed and Kailash highlight the importance of finding inspiration from past meaningful memories when innovating or creating something new.
Javed shows great appreciation to his mother’s ability to work with a limited range of spices through the use of traditional cooking techniques. Today, Javed draws back on these memories, maintaining high respect of traditional routes when bringing his modern interpretation of India to life at Delhi ‘O’ Delhi.
Kailash provided an example of how Javed and Kailash work with traditional Northern Indian flavours when expressing their modern interpretation of India through the restaurant’s menu. When Javed wanted to bring camel on to the menu at Delhi ‘O’ Delhi, Kailash had a heart-warming idea. Kailash’s memories of his grandmother’s strong love for the Indian cuisine inspired him to give her most amazing recipe the ingredient of camel. Later leading to the Head Chef’s most personal signature dish called ‘Achamma’s Camel Curry’. “Achamma is the term for grandmother” – Kailash Chand.
Wanting to find more inspiration from Javed and Kailash? Learn the importance of following your passions and find motivation from their humble beginnings. Watch the full episode anywhere, anytime HERE
We maybe currently in lockdown however the great news is Delhi ‘O’ Delhi is open for take away! Treat yourself and your tastebuds.