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Nisha Katona

Mowgli Street Food Restaurants
Founder & CEO

Nisha Katona was a child protection Barrister for 20 years and is the founder, CEO, executive and development chef of Mowgli Street Food restaurants. She taught Indian cooking for many years and started a YouTube tutorial channel. She opened the first Mowgli on Bold Street Liverpool in 2014 when she was still working full time as a Barrister. The popular restaurant expanded quickly to Manchester just a year later and there are now 6 Mowgli restaurants with a further 4 sites to open in the 12 months thereafter. Mowgli is about how Indian’s eat at home, pared back and unplugged. Aside from Mowgli, Nisha is also the author of 3 cookbooks: The Spice Tree, The Mowgli Cook Book and Pimp My Rice. She has also worked extensively with the BBC on several projects all championing the importance of simple home cooking.

Upcoming Events

February 2019

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Nisha Katona, CEO & Founder, Mowgli

February 27 @ 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Keynote Theatre 1
Speaking: Nisha Katona

Mowgli is taking the casual dining sector by storm! Join Nisha, a former barrister, as she discusses her nagging obsession to build an eatery serving the kind of food Indians eat at home and on their streets. A dedicated curry evangelist, Nisha will be talking about her hopes for Mowgli’s growth and her hands-on approach to training each new Mowgli chef.

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