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Chef Parveen

Author of Successful Cookbook, Owner of Parveen the Spice Queen and TV Chef

Parveen is your 4.9 star chef in Cambridge, for hire to cook British & Chinese & Indian cuisines. Parveen is excited to create your exclusive culinary experience with ChefXChange!

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Summary of where the Chef’s cuisine is inspired from and how he/she goes about expressing it

Parveen is a private chef with over a decade of experience catering her glamorous Bollywood Dinner Parties. She has shared and demonstrated her cooking skills around the UK as well as Europe as part of an EU initiative. She has even had the pleasure of cooking for African Royalty. Her recipes have been in the family for over three generations. She believes that the secret to her food, apart from the freshly ground spices, is the love and energy she sprinkles into every single dish she makes. Parveen is very passionate about her culture and cuisine. She involves herself in every aspect of her prestigious dinner parties: from designing bespoke ethnic cocktails, beautifully dressing your dining table to selecting the perfect Indian soundtrack for your evening.

List of the Chef's favorite ingredients

  • Mutton
  • Cumin
  • Chicken
  • Mangoes
  • Rose Water
  • Tamarind
  • Cardamon

Cuisines

  • British
  • Chinese
  • Indian
  • Italian

Experiences Provided

  • Private Chef
  • Personal Chef
  • Cooking Class
  • Corporate Event

How did the Chef learn how to cook and what is his story?

I learnt to cook from my mother, who was an amazing home cook and also worked evenings in out local Indian Restaurant. I remember as a child, with only three TV channels; the focal point of family life was meal times. I grew up in the north where we used to experienced power cuts. It was depressing time for some but we had mum's delicious onion bhajis to come home to. We would have a floor picnic and eat them by candlelight. It was a magical time - this is when I fell in love with food. I married in 1987 and my husband loved my cooking - which further inspired me to continue cooking good food. As part of his business, he would wine and dine clients. Often disappointed with restaurant food, he would ask me to host dinner parties at the house, which I delighted to do and did so with great enthusiasm and passion. My dinner parties became quite famous and even now, I love catering dinner parties, for friends, family and my clients.

Ranking

  • Professional

Trainings

Amber Restaurant
Chef (Jun 1980 - Sep 1987)

At the age of 16, I worked evening and weekends at a local restaurant, learning from the head chef, who later on allowed me to design and cook some of my signature dishes. Later on, after having 3 children, I came back to cooking and became a tutor of Indian cooking in several collages and cooking schools.

Work Experience

Stamford Cooking School
Cooking Tutor (May 2011-Jul 2014)

Facilitating Indian cooking techniques such as fusion cooking and offering team building cooking activities for corporate clients

Peterborough City College
Cooking Tutor for Indian Cooking (Jun 2010-Jul 2014)

I taught various Indian courses, including, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free

Location

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Travel: 170 kms

Language Spoken

No description provided.

Cancellation Policy

  • Flexible
    Full refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees
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Reviews from Foodies:
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tony
5.0
January 2018
Parveen created an evening of exquisite food and entertainment for my guests. Her energy, passion and enjoyment shone through right from the moment she stepped through my front door and never faded. A stunning meal of taste, style, presentation and education of what we were eating was a resounding success with all my guests and she did a super job accommodating one guest who was unable to eat any of the main dishes. Not only a chef, but also a flamboyant entertainer, Pareveen had us all belly dancing for the first time, which was a fantastic end to an evening of amazing food, great friendships and a lot of laughs!
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Viraj
5.0
December 2017
My special day was really amazing, she was very helpful and polite. The food was tasty along with the decor. I would highly recommend using Parveen for any event.
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Linda
5.0
July 2017
Parveen was amazing. In fact she was amazing in everything; her cooking skills, recipes, personality and patience! What a lovely person she is. We couldn`t have asked for more. It was a fantastic experience for Trevor and one that he will never forget.
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Bal
4.7
August 2016
Dear Parveen What can I say. thank you so much for everything. From beginning to end you handled everything and catered to all my needs. Everything was perfect and you really understand the needs of your clients and are a brilliant chef and event manager. Al the attention to detail was exactly what was needed to make our day special thank you from the bottom of my heart
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Laura
5.0
October 2015
Parveen is an amazing vibrant woman, who is extremely passionate about the outstanding service she provides to her guests. Her food was exceptional and she invited our guests to observe her cooking if they were interested. Everyone gathered around in the kitchen to watch the magic. The meal was gloriously fresh and full of wonderful flavours. Everything was presented to the highest standard. After our meal Parveen invited everyone into our lounge where we dressed up in colourful beautiful outfits and we then danced the night away whilst Parveen showed everyone how it was done. She has soooo much energy. To then sit in the garden and share a shisha pipe together and play games was a perfect end to a very special evening. If anyone is looking for a high end evening experience with an amazing chef and host, Parveen is without doubt the perfect choice.