Nisha Katona, founder, Mowgli Street Food

Nisha Katona

founder, Mowgli Street Food

Nisha will take part in the “Hot Topics” panel of industry leaders, who will debate the big issues impacting the restaurant sector, from rents and rates and the growth of delivery to how data is impacting menu innovation.


Nisha Katona is the CEO, executive and development chef of Mowgli Street Food restaurants.
Founded in 2014, the Indian Street Food restaurant opened its doors on Bold Street, Liverpool, while Nisha continued to work full-time as a child protection Barrister. Since giving up the security of the Bar, Mowgli Street Food has now grown to nine restaurants across the UK, with a further two sites opening this year. Mowgli Street Food was recognised as the nation’s 17th fastest growing company this year and awarded The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 Management Team. Nisha received an MBE in the 2019 New Year Honours List for services in the Food Industry.

Nisha is also the author of three cookbooks: The Spice Tree, The Mowgli Cook Book and Pimp My Rice. She has also worked extensively as a business and food expert, on several projects across the BBC, ITV and Radio 4, all championing the importance of simple home cooking.

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