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19 June 2022
The ZoieLogic Team
We Are Holyrood
Join us from 5:30pm this Wednesday at THE HUB with Masterchef winner Shelina Permalloo to eat, share and learn about food & culture. We invite you to bring your own dinner, or try one of the recipes below.
Download the recipes here or use the images below.
After time as a project manager in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion, Shelina went on to take part in television’s popular MasterChef programme, being crowned BBC’s MasterChef Champion in 2012. She launched into tv and media as well as publishing her first cook book ‘Sunshine on a Plate’ showcasing her Mauritian heritage. She opened her first restaurant Lakaz Maman, a Mauritian street kitchen, in Southampton in 2016, greeted with critical and popular acclaim.
Her restaurant is run by an all-female management team, which is rare in the field of hospitality. She continues to broadcast and write on food, in 2021 Shelina regularly featured on BBC Radio 4 The Kitchen Cabinet as a regular panellist alongside food critic Jay Rayner. She is as a regular judge on BBC’s MasterChef as well as Saturday Kitchen and Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Christmas.
Her second book The Sunshine Diet was published in 2015.
Most recently she has partnered her restaurant with SOS Children’s Village, an orphanage based in Mauritius. For every full-time staff member, Lakaz Maman will sponsor a child, directly impacting and benefitting vulnerable children in Mauritius.
Her community work in Southampton is extensive and has recently been appointed Chair of Southampton 2025 City of Culture Trust. During the pandemic, Shelina and her team cooked over 1,500 meals for keyworkers, homeless, and children, as well as supporting over 300 free school meals. She is an ambassador for Southampton’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme.
We are growing our team of movement based workshop facilitators to support the delivery of our education and community programmes in the Solent area in 2023… To kick off the recruitment process, we’re holding a Meet & Greet session on Tuesday 28th March 2023.
Take a look at some of the images from our tour of Southampton