Meet Our Home Chef: Puja

Meet Our Home Chef: Puja

Hello Tummy Heroes and Urban Home Chef’s,

In this section, we are going to cover yet another story of a passionate home chef Puja.

Home chef Puja

How her journey started

Casual Gourmet is an outcome of a childhood dream that was once dreamt by a little girl called Puja.

“As a child, I was fascinated with a caterer who catered our family events. He made everything seem like magic. I always wanted to create that magic so started cooking when I was 12. Because I was always so fond of cooking, I would always cook for my family and friends or for some small events at home. After I got married, my husband would often see everyone complimenting my cooking and it made him very happy. But he was upset about me not doing anything about my talent in cooking. So, in 2015 after my husband pushed me to also fulfil my passion, I started to cook professionally. I have now left my 20 years career in training to cook and serve enjoyable authentic cuisines.

I started with a Facebook page where I would put up blogs about my cooking but as usual, I got bored and stopped doing it. Even with a little posting, I would get on and off orders through Facebook and it made me very happy. My business took off in 2020 during the lockdown. Many families were facing health issues due to Covid-19 and so I would cook for them and deliver meals in our locality. Everyone there started to know about my little business and that is when Casual Gourmet actually picked up.

Her Speciality and favourites

Chef Puja is a professional cook who loves to re-create traditional dishes for her customers. She usually cooks Punjabi, Bengali, UP cuisines along with some liqueurs too.

Bengali Thali

Her tip to fellow Chefs!

“Follow your passion because one day you will be successful.”

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