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Authentic Southeast Asian dishes with a historical flare!
Born in Malaysia, raised in Singapore with a mixed Indian roots, known as Punjabi with Indonesian influence due to my mother’s origins. Been proud growing up among the asian diversity and travelling to many close geographical locations like Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Laos, and India. Lived in Singapore, Thailand for 7 years and later in Cambodia, Portugal and Poland for some years. I also discovered an ability to be able to replicate & pick up any recipes i see. After gaining culture and food flavors from Asia, now i am a travelling chef who does cooking workshops, private dining events in Poland, Czech, France, Portugal, Zurich and now in Frankfurt. My mission is to travel to as many places to share my love of food, and it's history to as many people as possible in an affordable fine dining experience, cooking classes or private cooking services.
My cooking experiences has been with variety of organizations and establishments starting in Poland like Centrum Aktywnosci Spolecznej Bialystok, Atuty Studio Kulinarne, Cookup Warsaw, Eperfetto, Look&Cook Poland, Pop ups events at Malacca Too in Portugal, Princessa do Castelo Lisbon, Neighbourhood cafe Lisbon, and Niceway Hostel Cascais, Switzerland, Frankfurt and collaboration with chefs like Maciej Tomaszewski, owner of Sztuka Miesa Restaurant, Chef Lukaz, Chef Martin from Atelier French Restaurant Prague, and Frederic Weltin a private chef in France to name a few. More information can be found at my website or Facebook/Instagram page called crazeAsia. #asiantravellingchef
For me, cooking is...
my passion for sharing it's history, flavors & traditions. I want to bring back the influences of the olden days eating to the food we eat today.
I learned to cook at...
my mother`s kitchen growing up. It was a natural ability to pickedup from recipes & later i developed more alongside other culinary teachers and chefs
A role model in the kitchen is...
my mother. I'd always admired her passion for cooking every kind of dishes & it now became mine to share with all of you.
A cooking secret...
is sharing the knowledge behind each ingredients' history, its reasons & teaching local alternatives to achieve same results, that`s rewarding for me!
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Kraków.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Kraków. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Kraków.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Kraków, count me in.
Veena's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Veena's reviews
We had a super evening with chef Veena who shared her personal history, childhood memories, cooking tips... We didnt know much about malaysian cuisine before and it has been a great discovery, thank you chef!
Camille Braun - Jun 03 2021
Veena spoke with me on the different dishes in preparation to the dinner and we fixed the possible options. Great preparation!
She did an excellent job cooking, preparing on different plates and bowls, explaining the ingredients and left the kitchen cleaned perfectly.
I can definitely recommend her and we will book her again.
Thanks a lot to Veena for an unforgettable evening with a delicious asian dinner.
Frank Schaefer - Feb 22 2021
Veena was extremely kind and professional, She prepared for us a dinner with influences from many south eastern Asian countries and customized the preparations to our taste. The food was simply delicious, with a gorgeous presentation and Veena guided us with interesting stories about the dishes.
It was the first time for us with a private chef and it was really an amazing experience! Thanks Veena
Andrea Mottin - Feb 17 2021
We had a lovely dinner prepared by Veena. We chose an Asian menu to enjoy again the flavors we have been tasted while living in Asia. Everything went spotless, with Veena also preparing a separate and easier menu for our kids.
Enrico Vietti - Feb 14 2021
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