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Chef Parveen
Cambridge | | Professional
Specialty Cuisines: British, Chinese, Indian, Italian
Vetted Experiences: Private Chef, Personal Chef, Cooking Class, Corporate Event

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How did you start your journey?

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.

Where is your cuisine inspired from?

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.

Work

Cooking Tutor | Stamford Cooking School | 2011 - 2014
Facilitating Indian cooking techniques such as fusion cooking and offering team building cooking activities for corporate clients

Cooking Tutor for Indian Cooking | Peterborough City College | 2010 - 2014
I taught various Indian courses, including, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free

Training

Chef | Amber Restaurant | 1980 - 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.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

Flexible - Full refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees

What languages do you speak?

No description provided.

How far can you travel?

170 kms

Foodie Tony | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Viraj | 5.0

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.

Foodie Linda | 5.0

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 ...

Foodie Bal | 4.7

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 ...

Foodie Laura | 5.0

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 ...