Monthly lunch - September 12 2012
Parind Vora - Founder and Head Chef, Jezebel
Chef Parind Vora is a classically trained chef in the old vernacular. He was born in Mumbai (Bombay), India and his family emigrated to the U.S. in 1976. He has lived in New York City, West Virginia and South Carolina; where he graduated high school and college. After working in restaurants since 16 years of age he was hooked. He went to St. Matthews University; School of Medicine and was in the top 15% of his Medical school class but eventually decided that in the kitchen was where he belonged. Parind is essentially self taught in theory but was mentored by his travels, both domestically and abroad. Growing up in an “Indian household” he learned mastery of spices and their flavour combination. Everywhere he traveled the local food left an indelible mark on his cuisine. He describes his food as “Modern American” influenced by everywhere he has been. His food is culturally honest but done with a unique approach. His melding of classical technique with subtle Indian seasoning, world influences as well his strong wine knowledge makes for flavorful American food. He was invited to cook for the oldest winery in Spain as well as the world renowned James Beard House in New York City.
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