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Table Talk CHEF PROFILE

Kanthi Kiran Thamma

Award winning Curry Leaf Cafe is fast gaining an impressive reputation in our region for both the cuisine and its regular charity events. I caught up with chef patron Kanthi Kiran Thamma. By Amanda Menahem

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espite a growing clutch of awards and accolades Kanthi is a humble, generous and warm individual with family values

in the broadest sense of the word. He takes pride in creating a family feel within the

good for the economy and for us foodies. As well as raising money for local charities, Kanthi also supports charitable endeavors in his native India. In January for his birthday instead of a typical birthday celebration he

restaurant, making the effort to spend quality

held a charity dinner to raise money for an

time with his team, involving them, ensuring

orphanage in Chennai.

that they enjoy what they do in life and work. This also extends to the local community. He has supportive relationships with fellow chefs,

contributes to a thriving local food scene –

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team member and that they are happy in what they’re doing, that they are passionate about the cuisine (Kanthi seeks input from the front of house team when developing dishes for the menu as he believes that they should love what they sell), and last but not least giving something back to the community and charity.

One lunch time I managed to catch Kanthi to chat about his inspirations, values and all things food….

suppliers, producers and restaurateurs. This collaborative and open approach to business

and the team; making sure I get to know each

Where do you get your inspiration? From many places – the local farmers and producers providing me with fantastic

What’s important to you? Three things – never compromising quality,

ingredients, amazing fellow chefs and most importantly my travels which are always

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The widest-read business publication in the South East. Covering International Trade, Legal Issues, Accountancy, Wealth Management, Business...