Chef Joginder Singh – Spice Village Restaurants
Growing up in his hometown in India, in a joint family setup, Chef Joginder was interested in nothing else but watching the ladies of the house get together all the items needed for the day’s meals and his grandmother getting them all organised together to come up with mouth-watering dishes every single meal. The way she handled the kitchen impressed him and the flavours of the food she cooked lingered on forever in his mind. Soon, he was part of the home kitchen brigade, assisting his grandmother and learning from her. Nothing else seemed to give him the satisfaction than cooking a wonderful dish and watch his family savour it in bliss. His journey as a Chef had already begun right at home.
Chef Jogi (as he is fondly called) started his professional culinary journey with the Oberoi Hotels in Mumbai, India in 1987. Catering to banquets helped him learn the sheer vastness of Indian cuisine and gave him an opportunity to better his knowledge and hand at them. He moved to Africa in 2002 and started serving Indian food in a fine dining style at Dar-e-Salaam in New Africa Hotel. In 2005, he moved to Jaipur Group and honed his skills better at Indian fine dining. 2015 he took over the operations of Kerala Kitchen, Dublin as Executive Chef. Since 2018, he started off with his own restaurant chain in Ireland under the name of Spice Village Restaurants and operates two award-winning restaurants at Blessington and Terenure.
Chef Joginder Singh has carved as name for himself in the Ireland food and restaurant industry. He has been awarded the Best Chef Award and his restaurant has won the title of Best Street-Food Restaurant. In spite of the laurels achieved, when asked Chef Jogi says, “ I have just started my culinary journey. There is much more to learn and more to deliver”.