Prashad is home to Minal, our Head Chef, and a runner up on Gordon Ramsay’s Best Restaurant TV series.
As you might expect from growing up in a traditional Gujurati village, Minal’s interest in cooking began at an early age. Learning from her mum and family, Minal was able to prepare a full family meal aged 7.
Village life in Indian is very inclusive, people quickly get to know who’s cooking what, and everyone is always keen to hear about new ideas. After completing a professional cookery course in India, local villagers began to bring their ingredients to Minal’s family home, to watch her prepare their food.
Minal moved to the UK when she married Bobby Patel in 2003, working alongside Bobby’s mum and dad, Kaushy and Mohan Patel (the founders of Prashad).
In 2007 Minal received the ‘keys to the restaurant,’ and took over the role of Head Chef. Since that date, Minal and her team have continued to win many different food awards and develop new twists on centuries old recipes and dishes.