By Nisha Singh and Subham Das
Bangalore: "Eat a healthy meal to help your body heal." Pepperpot Kitchens and Carnivals Pvt Ltd, is spreading all over the city and connecting your hectic lifestyle with better quality food with a promise to satisfy your hunger with the same taste as the one your loved one provides you.
At the recent food festival, “Foodeez”, organised by Pepperpot Kitchen at Baldwin boys school ground, Richmond circle, there were 40 stalls which held great interest for the old and the young. Apart from food stalls, there was a toy stall, one of cosmetics, a bookstore, and one of women’s garments. The added attraction was the music show performed by the band, “Loudspeaker”.
How is this different from the other festivals? “We are giving this platform for home chefs where they convert their skills into a business opportunity. They can be from any profession,” said Nikita Sebastian, manager of Pepperpot Kitchen.
Why home chefs? “Everyone is searching for an opportunity of ‘ghar ka khana’, so we started to target home chefs who have been always behind the curtains working in the kitchen and being passionate about their art of cooking they always wanted a platform to explore their talent,” said Mathew Abraham, co-founder of Pepperpot Kitchen.
The fest has offered an opportunity to home chefs who are passionate about their cooking. They have been selecting home chefs, and master chef Sebastian, who has taken part in masterchef Australia, is conducting a 15 day workshop free of cost to improve the skill of home chefs. He will train them on presentation and all that what a chef needs to know about food.
“It was a great experience but it could have been a little better in terms of scale. There were three or four counters for chaat and not many options to choose from,” said Sidharth Malpani, a student who attended the festival.
Varun, an IT employee, who was there with his wife and son, added: “This was our first such visit to this kind of festival and we liked it. They had a nice combination of food from different places and aIso some miscellaneous items.”