A space to share all the awesome going-ons with our wonderful staff and CPRG community.
Chai Pani Restaurant Group
You heard right! Brown in the South Vol IV is happening in AVL during Chow Chow food festival weekend.
Exploring themes of identity and belonging through food is the impetus behind the collaborative Brown in the South supper series, which features a collective of acclaimed Southern chefs of Indian descent.
The fourth installment of the series will be during Chow Chow, and will include Meherwan Irani, Maneet Chauhan, Cheetie Kumar, Farhan Momin, Samantha Fore, & Preeti Mistry. Sept 13th, 5 - 8pm @ the former Nightbell location. Follow Brown in the South on Instagram here. Want to purchase tickets to the dinner? Click here.
Serving at Welcome Table Nov 14, 2018
Next week, Chai Pani will be serving lunch to 400 members of our community at the Welcome Table. We have been big fans and supporters of the Welcome Table for many years. They rest on the assumption that food is a primary means of grace, a way to love and connect. The meal are served on abundant plates, family style, by an attentive wait staff, and folks are invited to linger over the meal as in a nice restaurant or dinner at home. If you're interested in volunteering for Chai Pani's Welcome Table on Nov 14th, please connect with Rose!
Announcing Chai Pani’s employee trip to India
In January, 2019, we're sending four Chai Pani Restaurant Group employees to India. Click here for more details and info how to apply. Led by our one and only Isaac Clay, this trek via train is bound to be an awesome culinary adventure. We'll explore the vegetarian cuisines that inspire Chai Pani and the grilled meat cuisines that inspire Botiwalla.
Click here to read all about it and stay up to date on the journey.
Teddy’s on the SchedulyFly Podcast
Teddy! Woah, dude! Way to rock that podcast. ScheduleFly adored Teddy, just like we all do. "Teddy Bourgeois is a bartender for Buxton Hall in Asheville, NC. He works with intention & has tons of respect for his craft and for the team he works with, and believes in supporting not only his team but the entire hospitality community in Asheville. Bartenders and any hospitality people will love listening to what he has to say."
Staff Spotlight | Carmelo P.
“I recently finished an installation titled Liminalities, which sought to provoke dialogue about environmental listening practices and the networked nature of our bodies. It did this by immersing guests in atmospheric vibrations that exist at the edges of human perception. Since then, I just started working with the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute to help them sonify the live data from their lightning detectors, seismometer, and radio telescopes. Very excited about this!”
Click here to read more from Carmelo Pampillonio, musician, and Chai Pani Asheville server.
Brown in the South
Meherwan cooked with all his Brown in the South buddies again - this time in Nashville at Maneet's restaurant. What. A. Night. Here's a link to some drool-worthy pics. Curious what Brown in the South is all about? Osayi Endolyn tells it like it is in this Southern Foodways article “A New Normal South" and Food & Wine wrote a great piece about the inaugural event here: New Dinner Series Will Explore What It Means to Be 'Brown in the South.
Vol III will be happening in Spring, 2019. Stay tuned!
Staff Spotlight | Bailey R.
“One of the last things that I made was a bunch of jackets for a client who really likes a military style. Those jackets reference old Chinese military uniforms/ Eastern European summer army clothing. I adjusted them to fit his figure and gave it a more modern/professional look. I am inspired by the work of Djaba Diassamidze Fall 2018, Couture Elie Saab, Madeleine Vionnet draping, standard poodles, Christian Dior, Coco Chanel. One menswear designer I really love right now is Bode Spring 2019.”
Click here to read more from Bailey Raynor, seamstress, Chai Pani Asheville server.