Our Chef

Consultant Chef Abdul Yaseen

Here at DESI – our team headed by Consultant Chef Abdul Yaseen, have created a refined menu using the good old Indian techniques of handi (pot) cooking, dum (slow & steamed) cooking and mastering the art of marination. Capturing the homestyle ways that food was cooked, shared and ate in the sub-continent.

Chef Yaseen is a multi-award-winning Chef & Indian food connoisseur with a reputation for excellence both in the UK and overseas. Moving from India to London eighteen years ago, he was part of the founding team of iconic London Restaurant, The Cinnamon Club.

Followed shortly by opening The Cinnamon Club’s sister restaurants, Cinnamon Kitchen and Anise, as a Head Chef in 2008. Chef Yaseen played an instrumental part in building both the brands. During this period, he bagged multiple accolades most notably the prestigious Canapé Cup at Square Meal Venues & Events for three years consecutively. He was also awarded the Chef of the year by London curry awards 2018. He has featured in many high-profile cooking demonstrations and numerous cookery television programmes – most notably Celebrity Master Chef UK 2016.

Together, in our humble opinion, we are delighted to have created an inviting setting, friendly team and tasteful homestyle fayre that hopefully has achieved somewhat of a resemblance of Old India…so do come down for a chai & a chaat!