MBA Fair Dishes Up International Foods

Siddharth Gurnani of the HEC Paris MBA founded Our Kitchen

Siddharth Gurnani, one of the event’s organizers

In its role as the MBA’s favorite way of ordering fresh, home-cooked meals, Our Kitchen has served up delicious dishes from far-flung corners of the world. Last week’s event hosted by the student-run startup proved no exception: on the menu for “Around the World in Many Plates” were countless tantalizing and traditional dishes from students’ homelands, including Bobotie and rice from South Africa, Gua Bao from Taiwan and Hainanese Chicken Rice from Singapore. In all, 24 students and their partners came together to cook for more than 100 members of the MBA community, in an evening-long party that included drinks, music and raffle prizes.  

“Having held a food-fair event when we launched Our Kitchen earlier this year, it felt like just the thing to do to bring all the MBA intakes and partners together,” explained Siddharth Gurnani, MBA ’18, one of Our Kitchen’s founders. “This was the vision behind the startup – a community that creates real-life connections among people, with home-cooked food being the primary vehicle.”

Siddharth added that the Wednesday, November 8th event was also designed to continue the Our Kitchen legacy, by identifying individuals who would be interested in cooking and sharing meals with other students after the startup’s founders graduate. In total, the event raised more than 1,500 euros, with the profits going to the individual chefs, or “kitchens” in Our Kitchen lingo, who participated.

To learn more about the event, visit Siddharth’s blog.

All photos courtesy of Antonio Mont’Alverne, MBA ’18

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