PUT SIMPLY, I TELL STORIES WITH FOOD.
But that wasn’t always the case. Born and raised in Southampton, England, I jumped over the pond to Canada in 2008, then unexpectedly stumbled into food. After being broken by the food industry, I decided to create my own little path without working in or owning a restaurant again, packed with stories and adventures along the way.
Here’s a little about me:
Food and marketing geek, writer, former England and Arsenal footballer, people watcher, feminist-in-progress, spice merchant, BSc Business Graduate (with Honours), middle child, planner, Virgo, Slow Food advocate, not your conventional brown person, adventurer, imperfect environmentalist, storyteller, and just weird enough to be interesting.
[the paisley notebook]
This project is about trust – in your farmer, natural Canadian ingredients, and the person cooking for you (that’s me). Following the seasons, each pop-up dinner has a surprise menu. The idea is to show up with an open mind, so we can change a few perceptions and behaviours as we go along.
KEEPING UP WITH THE DOSANJS
We are always up to something.
We moved as a family to start from scratch in a new country. Even after experiencing the good, bad, dark, and twisty parts of restaurant life, we are still a part of the food and hospitality industry (just in our own little ways). So, I thought I’d give Chef Mum and ‘bartender brother’ a little love.
Cooking Indian with Jas
Chef Mum hosts regular cooking classes and even her own culinary tours to India. If you’re into homely cooking, check it out:
Bar Travelling Man
Pop-up and mobile bar services for weddings, events, cocktail classes and anything drinks-related. And you’ll see him at my dinners, too.