Chef, Restaurateur, Author
Global in Approach, Indian at Heart
Hari Nayak – Chef, Restaurateur, Author
Hari Nayak is more than a chef, today he is a restaurateur, author as well as a culinary consultant in North America. Hari Nayak started his epicurean journey from the Culinary Institute of America and today, he is one of the most sought after chefs for his unique style. When it comes to Indian food, the common misconception is that the preparation style must be complex. Hari has managed to elucidate that Indian cooking can be prepared in a simplistic style, with all the modern trappings, yet appealing to the common household cook at the same time. After working in India then traveling to the culinary institute, he went on to work in restaurants in New York, London & Paris. Today, he is the author of the 7 bestselling books like Modern Indian Cooking and My Indian Kitchen, these books feature the simple yet eclectic style of Hari’s dishes. Hari Nayak has managed to provide a new modern outlook on Indian cuisine, one that is creating a sensation of sorts in North America today. In his latest book The Spice Trail he has simplified many of his modern global recipes for a home cook, presenting ingredients, methods and flavours that he has discovered as a resident of New York City. Join him on his wanderings through food! .
“Food is our common ground, a universal experience” – James Beard
‘Masti’ which translates to ‘fun and mischief’ infuses modern with tradition and colour with flavor, creating an expression of ‘New India’. Our array of Indian inspired sharing plates take cues and influence from a variety of global flavors. Read More.
Cafe Spice is one of the largest Indian food service companies in America with a mission to promote Indian cuisine and make it accessible to everyone through grab n’ go meals, retail line of products and branded QSR.
Tandur is a fast casual Indian dining concept was developed and in operation in Knoxville, Tennessee. The menu is regional Indian and the dishes on our menu are innovative, modern with local influences.
Matt & Meera is a neighborhood cafe serving local American favorites but dipped in global flavors. It reflects today’s cosmopolitan culture and it integrates with the theme of the restaurant where the flavor is Indian but American by concept and presentation.
Bombay Bungalow is a home grown brand in Dubai featuring re-imagined and approachable Indian dishes. Our aim was to create a menu that is tasty and exciting to the multi-faceted residents of the UAE.
Dosateria is a quick service restaurant concept that moves away from the traditional south Indian crepe and presents itself in an all new create-your-own avatar using local ingredients bursting with global flavors.
My Mosa – Dubai based quick service concept inspired from the timeless ‘samosa’- the ultimate comfort food made up of savory fried dough stuffed with global fillings like Chipotle Chicken, Morrocan Lamb, Butter Chicken & more.
New Book launched : Spice Trail
“Hari has made India proud in America. Now he brings his unique expertise to the world’s spices and elevates the flavours of our cuisine.” – Vir Sanghvi.
Indian food tastes and styles have always had a great appeal in the West. The number of South Asians in the Western world has also increased. Overall, Indian cuisine has never had it so good! This is a perfect business opportunity for corporations who either have a number of South Asians on board, or would like to incorporate a very popular cuisine onto their menus. Read more about Ethnic Market and Indian Food