Where: Santa Monica, CA
The Karachi Kitchen
March 25, 2018
Join C-CAP Los Angeles for an intimate and exclusive event featuring acclaimed chef, author and culinary humanitarian Kausar Ahmed. The evening will kick off with a Champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by a special cooking demonstration by Kausar. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by Kausar and C-CAP students and alumni that will feature both classic and contemporary flavors of her native Pakistan, paired with premium wine and craft beers to complement the courses. Each guest will receive a signed copy of her new book The Karachi Kitchen to take home as a memento of the special evening.
Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the home of Eydie & Ed Desser*
Santa Monica, CA
5:00pm Champagne & Hors d’oeuvres Reception
5:30pm Cooking Demonstration
$175 per person, all inclusive
*address provided upon confirmed ticket purchase
Appetizers – Stuffed Green Pepper Pakoras (Fritters),
Mini Shaami Kabab & Chutney
Salad – Spiced Orange Salad
Main course – Lentil and Rice Pilaf
Main course – Hara Masala (Green) Chicken
Dessert – Gajar Halwa (Carrot Delight)
Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Kausar Ahmed is a food stylist, chef, and cooking instructor with over 20 years of experience in culinary arts in both Pakistan and the United States. The internationally-acclaimed entrepreneur is a member of the James Beard Foundation and International Association of Culinary Professionals. She has worked with top global brands such as Unilever, Nestlé, Williams Sonoma, and more. Kausar is perhaps best known for her work through “Kitchen Craft,” an organization she founded in 2009 that offers free nutrition and cooking workshops to women and youth in high-risk communities around Karachi, with high success rates promoting healthy eating and hygiene habits amongst impoverished families. The Karachi Kitchen is her debut cookbook and features the author’s favorite recipes from the crossroads of South Asia.
This dinner will raise funds to support C-CAP’s programs in the Los Angeles area that provide underserved high school students with education and career opportunities through the culinary arts.
For each ticket, $25 is non-deductible for IRS purposes.