Helly Raichura (VIC)

Who is she: Helly Raichura
What is she doing: cook and creator of EnterViaLaundry
Where can I find her: Melbourne, Victoria
Instagram @entervialaundry

During the week Helly works 9-5 as a HR manager for a tech company. However each Saturday night she creates an event either in her own kitchen or other secret locations around Melbourne and cooks for a small group of people. Cooking is a creative outlet for Helly, she spent time training in the kitchens of Gaggan (Bangkok) and Lume (Melbourne) fine-tuning her skills before starting her own events.

The menu focuses on traditional Indian techniques and Australian produce, pushing the boundaries of what is considered Indian food…and there’s not a curry in sight. Seats are reserved until end of May, new dates for later in the year will open mid-April. Check her website for details.

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