Meet the Chefs
An experienced, traditional cook, born and raised in North London, Kirna draws on her Gujarati and Parsi heritage to amass a huge variety of authentic, regional Indian recipes that are fresh and flavoursome, by using herbs and spices to turn humble ingredients into beautiful dishes. Kirna will demystify spices and techniques, to enable her students to cook Indian food with confidence and achieve great results. She is a patient and relaxed tutor and will help you to easily create a repertoire of dishes that you would find in most Indian homes.
Her down-to-earth and unpretentious approach to cuisine combined with her talent to create delicious, simple to prepare, fashionable meals will make you experience the Japanese philosophy of elegance and simplicity.
Noriko is a highly skilled professional sushi chef. After completing her art degree in sculpture at The Slade School of Fine Art, Noriko joined the acclaimed Nobu Park Lane’s kitchen and worked there as a sushi chef for 10 years. After her experience at one of London’s best sushi restaurants, she decided to open her own sushi bar Sakeya in Pop Brixton in 2017.
Local Forest Row chef Dave Hussell trained with the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and at the Ashdown Park Hotel before moving to Cornwall for 3 years to work at Rick Steins in Padstow, Having now returned to Sussex he’s worked in almost every area of the food industry, from producer and supplier to chef and teacher. He’s also worked in a wide range of restaurants and hotels and have done most things from classical cookery to running a tandoor in an Indian street food restaurant.