Popular chef and mastermind behind Mowgli Street Food, Nisha Katona is an expert on Indian cuisine. Inspired by "how Indians eat at home and on their streets", she infuses her food with bright flavours and healthy ingredients, to delight tasters. Since 2014, the simple dishes available at Mowgli Street Food have brought tasty vegan food to the masses, inspired by Nisha's decades-long career as a chef. She is also a popular social media influencer, using her platform to share easy recipes with captivated users. An event featuring Nisha is a surefire success, as she can provide exciting demonstrations for audiences of all ages.
Nisha is a founder and CEO of Mowgli Street Food, a branch of restaurants spanning across the Midlands and the North of England. Having earned incredible success and critical acclaim, the menu celebrates Indian culture in all of its glory. She is a self-described "curry evangelist", and uses her restaurant as an opportunity for chefs to train in the art of curry cooking. Under the same name, her charity has raised over £100,000 for local charities annually. Audiences benefit from Nisha's demonstrations, as she invites them to fully embrace the wonders of Indian cuisine.
Prior to exploring the world of gastronomy, Nisha spent 20 years as a child protection barrister, after qualifying in 1996 from the Barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law. She was later appointed an Ambassador for Diversity in Public Appointments by the Cabinet Office and Trustee of National Museums Liverpool by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, a testament to her diverse influence. Nisha left the world of child protection to teach Indian cuisine. When booked for events, her after dinner speeches truly captivate audiences, as she can discuss her varied, thrilling career with those in attendance.
Nisha has published several cookbooks to critical acclaim, including Pimp My Rice, The Mowgli Street Food: Authentic Indian Street Food and more. Greatly respected in the industry for her incredible eye for spices and herbs, she has featured heavily in the media, on such shows as The Kitchen Cabinet, Lorraine and Sunday Brunch. In celebration of her incredible achievements, Nisha was appointed MBE in 2019. She has also received several accolades, including the 2018 Retailers’ Retailer Winner, 2018 The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and 2018 Wireless Social's Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. Nisha is an award-winning individual, popular at events for her insight.