Introducing our featured Gourmetpreneur of the week, Silverspoon Gourmet.
Silverspoon Gourmet is a niche catering brand specialising in gourmet European cuisine. It is dedicated to providing personalised catering experiences to make every occasion memorable and special: be it a formal corporate event, a somewhat formal afternoon tea party, a fun birthday party or even a simple family get together at your home.
Meet Joshua and Neha, the gourmetpreneurs and founders of Silverspoon Gourmet.
It’s also heartwarming to know that Joshua and Neha’s association goes a long way beyond Silverspoon Gourmet: not only do they share common passions and are partners in Silverspoon Gourmet but they are also life partners knotted together in wedded bliss.
Joshua and Neha’s food journey can be best described by a popular quote which goes “You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little to do with destiny, fate and what’s written in the stars.” Read on to know more about this husband-wife duo and how destiny, fate and the stars brought their paths together, thereby setting the scene for love to find them and eventually leading in the culmination of their expertise and passion for all things gourmet in the form of Silverspoon Gourmet.
Meet Chef Joshua D’Souza. Joshua’s journey has always been about everything gourmet. Having graduated in hotel management from the Indian Institute of Hotel Management in Goa, Joshua started his career with The Taj Fort Aguada in Goa and then went on to work with some of the most top notch hotels in the Middle East such as The Ritz Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa, The Fairmont Dubai and the Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai. His journey as a chef has been doubly rewarding inasmuch that not only has he had the opportunity to work with some of the best Michelin chefs in the region, the training he has received from the culinary masters has gone a long way to hone his culinary skills thereby fetching him awards at every restaurant he has worked with and making him the much loved chef that he is today.
Meet Neha Manekia. Although Neha always had a passion for gourmet food and hospitality, Neha’s journey didn’t start off with gourmet and neither did gourmet feature anywhere in her aspirations. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, she was always more inclined towards being an entrepreneur and managing human resources. Born and brought up in Mumbai and having graduated from college, she went on to pursue a degree in Psychology and Human Resources from the U.S.A. After graduation, she joined the Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena. She has also worked as Director of Training Human Resources at various top notch hotels such as The Ritz Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa, The Ritz Carlton Sharq Village & Spa and Dusit Thani Dubai.
Different people, different journeys, different paths, but as they say “What’s meant to be will always find its way!“. So was it for Neha and Joshua. They got to know each other while they worked at the Ritz Carlton and love soon found them. They decided to tie the knot and having advanced their careers with some of the best hotel chains, what better way to marry off their culinary, entrepreneurial and human resource skills and passion for all things gourmet than by establishing Silverspoon Gourmet? <3 Silverspoon Gourmet was born in 2012 as a culmination of their varied expertise and a dedication to their common passions for gourmet and hospitality.
Silverspoon Gourmet endeavours to make all occasions special with extra touch. The team at Silverspoon Gourmet believes that while food and flavour are integral, presentation plays an equally important role in creating unforgettable dining experiences and therefore they have a dedicated panel of experts who help to bring a special touch to dining experiences with exquisite floral arrangements, table decor, food styling, etc. Silverspoon Gourmet also ensures that your guests are served only the best Whiskeys, Wine, Cigars, Tea or Coffee for your parties by partnering with the best sommeliers in the industry, making sure your guests keep coming back for more!
The menu of Silverspoon Gourmet is extensive. Though Silverspoon Gourmet has a different menu for different occasions such as Breakfast, High Tea, Pre-Plated Sit-down Meals, Kids Parties, Vegetarian Specials, Chicken Specials, Desserts etc., Neha and Joshua are more than happy to create an unforgettable bespoke dining experience just for you. Apart from gourmet catering, Silverspoon Gourmet also offers gourmet gifts that you can order during festivals and special occasions for giveaways to your loved ones.
Looking at all these photos, doesn’t just make us hungry, but also makes us believe that Silverspoon Gourmet truly endeavours to delight not just the taste buds but appeal to all the senses with their delectable flavour and visually appealing presentation.
Neha’s approach towards food is simple: she believes that gourmet dining experiences can be created with flair in any location: it may be your home or an office. All it needs is a little effort, planning and thoughtfulness. Chef Joshua loves experimenting with new flavours in the Silverspoon Gourmet kitchen and is also a stickler for hygiene in the kitchen always ensuring that everything made in the Silverspoon Gourmet kitchen is made with the highest levels of hygiene. Silverspoon Gourmet is not only loved by families for their parties, but is also a much loved favourite by corporates. Their corporate clientele includes prestigious brands such as Kiehl’s and they have also catered for the Consulate General of Brazil.
Well, don’t you agree that it was love that found Neha and Joshua and brought them together to make way for what was meant to be? We are only glad: Neha and Joshua’s journey is not only aww-inspiring but it also does make us believe a little more in love, destiny, fate and what’s written in the stars We wish them a lifetime of happiness and luck in their gourmet aspirations, hoping that they continue to spread gourmet love with Silverspoon Gourmet.
What are you waiting for? Next time you’re planning a get-together or party or even want to surprise your loved one with an unforgettable dining experience, call on Silverspoon Gourmet and let Neha and Joshua take over from there to add a silver sparkle to your celebration.
Click here to visit Silverspoon Gourmet page on ITG.