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‘You can win peoples hearts with food.’

Parul was taught by her father-in-law everything she knows in the kitchen. These local spice legends will be serving up the very best Indian cuisine filled to the brim with heart & soul at Kesari Indian Restaurant.

Read on to learn more about Parul.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I first came to Australia in 2008 and met my husband and got married in the same year. My husband Jitrenda (also known as Jay) has been living in Australia for more than 25 years. I come from a psych background but food has always been my passion and an area I’ve always wanted to do something in.

What has your journey been with Kesari?
In 2015 we opened our first restaurant in Tarniet. It was an overwhelming outcome, we were so pleased. The next year we expanded that restaurant and went from seating 30 to 120. In 2017 we opened KESARI which was also met with a great response. We feel so lucky that we have been able to connect and serve the area that we live in. We feel very connected to Point Cook and the Western suburbs.

What do you like to do outside of work?
Food and family is my life. I love connecting with people through sharing food and my culture with new people. It is such an important part of community and life.

What are you most excited about at Woodlea Town?
So many things! From conversations with our community we knew that Woodlea sounded like a lovely place. We decided 2 years ago that this area would be the next place for Kesari. Everything in the restaurant is created from the heart – from recruitment, customer service, marketing, everything goes through the family.

We’re excited to improve even further at Woodlea. The chef has also worked with us from the beginning and has evolved with the business, we’re constantly improving and value the feedback from our customers. We have never changed recipes to suit non-Indians, our food is authentic and we use fresh produce that comes from the local businesses. We’re excited for this to continue at Woodlea Town.

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