We were delighted to welcome chef, restaurateur and popular TV presenter, Nisha Katona, to the School in November in conjunction with Linghams Booksellers in Heswall.
Birkenhead School was delighted to welcome chef, restaurateur and popular TV presenter, Nisha Katona, to the School in November in conjunction with Linghams Booksellers in Heswall.
Nisha was a delight to listen to during the evening and Nisha and David the dog thoroughly entertained the audience as she spoke about her work and inspirations for her latest book ’30 minute Mowgli’. Nisha resides in Wirral and is the founder of the successful ‘Mowgli Food’ restaurant chain which started in Liverpool which is home to the Water Street and Bond Street restaurants.
Nisha spoke with passion during the evening about how she wants her restaurants to feel like a home from home, wants the food to be ‘utterly addictive’ and importantly for her staff to feel ‘nourished, purposeful and fulfilled’. After initially training and working as a barrister Nisha changed careers after identifying a gap in the market for the Mowgli offering and wanted to share her love of everyday Indian cooking with the public. Mowgli has now grown to 18 restaurants in 7 years, employing over 600 staff, and has aspirations to continue growing each year.
Recent additions to Mowgli are restaurants in Cheshire Oaks which opened in the summer and more recently in Charlotte Street, London. In recent weeks Nisha has also transformed her former barrister chambers in Liverpool into the new Mowgli headquarters. Many were in awe about how she manages to fit everything in to her working day as Nisha is currently filming the new series of ‘The Great British Menu’ with Tom Kerridge, Andi Oliver, and comedian Ed Gamble, as well as completing other projects.
The audience appeared to thoroughly enjoy the evening with a long queue of people waiting at the end to get their books signed by Nisha.
Nisha is the latest speaker who has visited the School as part of the School’s Inspiring Talks Series. In September the School welcomed Chef Rick Stein and previous guests have included BBC TV presenters and broadcasters, George Alagiah, Clare Balding and Kate Humble, health and fitness guru, Joe Wicks, author and former politician, Jeffrey Archer and First Admiral Sea Lord, Sir Philip Jones.
The School is hosting assessment and taster days during January and February for families interested in discovering what more an independent education can offer. See visit.birkenheadschool.co.uk for more information on the school and to register your interest.