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Chef Chetna Macwan

Hello!! My name is Chetna and I write about something near and dear to my heart…Food!! But not just any type of food, I write about the foods that represent my heritage, culture, family, and personal loves. There are so many wonderful dishes and styles of food out there, that you can literally have the same dish twice, and it will taste different depending on the person or place that makes it! And you know what? that is a beautiful thing!

I am from a North Indian, Gujarati background, & brought up on my moms amazing foods. Actually – in my opinion, there is nothing better out there than my mom’s cooking. From her hot rotli’s to her curries, dessert and homemade pickles – she is the epitome of amazing home cooking. Because of her influence, I have a passion for cooking, and try to do the best I can to re-create all different type of foods. My goal is to show guests how to make many traditional/fusion Indian dishes in a way that is much easier to prepare for the everyday cook. I am passionate about showing people how to make Indian food with simpler steps, and without sacrificing any flavor. Food, as in many cultures, is an incredible way to bring people together, make new friends and initiate new conversations – all around food.  

You can also find me sharing some of my Indian food as chef/host on TV shows, radio, podcasts, magazines, blogs, supper clubs, and other media outlets.

IG: @cmspiceculture

Twitter: @cmspiceculture

FB: Spice Culture Cooking


We can help you plan a private dinner experience with one of our expert chefs…

Celebrating a birthday, a wedding or special milestone? We can pair you with one of our expert chefs to create an unforgettable experience!


Old City Kitchen provides a beautiful and unique venue that will wow your guests and provide you with amazing memories of incredible food shared with your closest family and friends. 

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Sunday Brunch with Chef Aziza Young

March 27th, 2022 – 11am-2pm

Join us for our very first brunch event! Chef Aziza Young will be preparing a delicious menu which will include:

– Stuffed French Toast with a cherry compote

– Shrimp & Grits with seafood gravy and sautéed vegetables

– Crispy chicken and donut waffles with brandy maple syrup

and more…

Complimentary mimosas will be available for guests 21+. Coffee and other beverages will be served.

Seating is limited to 12 guests.

CBD Dinner with Chef Mike McKinley

April 20th, 2022 – 7pm-9pm

Join us at Old City Kitchen for an infused CBD dinner experience…


1) (Infused) Oak Smoked deviled eggs

2) Hummus with Haloumi, Sun dried tomato and olive tapenade, (infused) olive oil

3) Curried purple cauliflower and (infused) truffle oil Bouillabaisse

4) Miso cod, pea shoots, freeze dried edamame, (infused) chili and sesame oil

5) Pork belly with (infused) citrus honey, togaroshi powder, and apple slaw

6) Chocolate, Caramel, and Toffee covered Local bacon bars

Tea service


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Pasta Making 101 with Chef Edward Strojan

April 23rd, 2022 – 11am-2pm

Pasta making 101:

Rolled and hand shaped pasta




Paired with Classic Sauces:

Cacio e Pepe

‘Real’ Alfredo sauce

Quick fresh tomato sauce

Complimentary wine will be available to guests 21 and over.


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