Aman Dosanj

Born and raised in Southampton, England, but somehow jumped over the pond to Canada in 2008. ‘Self-taught’ is probably the best way to describe me (I pretty make things up as I go along). My name is Aman, which means ‘peace’ – but don’t get me confused with Malala, she won a Noble Peace Prize and is also brown (sorry, I couldn’t help myself).

Here’s a little about me: food geek, marketing geek, ex-footballer (soccer), BSc (Hons) Graduate (2:1), former Nike UK employee, BSKYB marketing graduate scheme recipient, middle child, Western Living Magazine’s top 10 ‘Foodies of the Year’ 2015, Virgo, planner, people watcher, feminist, supporter of Slow Food and all things local, not your conventional brown person, storyteller, and just weird enough to be interesting. Oh, and I say the word ‘fuck’ a lot (sorry, it’s because I’m English).

After 6 years in the restaurant industry, I took to the clouds to learn about the world through food and my own 7.5 month edible adventure. Since returning to Canada, I’ve been creating my own little path in the food industry – food is just an easy way to make people smile, so that’s what I do. I’m also on a mission to show that Indian food is more than diced meat in a bowl or from one region and it doesn’t deserve to be branded as ‘cheap food’.

Photo credit: Jessica Zais Photography