Chef-Patron Prabir Chattopadhyay grew up seeing his mother cook various Bengali dishes for the family and for the 15th-century Kalighat Kali Temple, Kolkata, India, where he was a shy and docile boy in the head priest clan. Subsequently, aged 18 and with a scholarship to train as a merchant navy engineer, he travelled the world getting acquainted with various cultures and cuisines.
Having moved to the UK in 2006 to complete his Masters in Operations and Supply Chain, Prabir moved through the ranks at such high-profile companies as Pizza Express, Costa Coffee, Co-op Foods and Bella Italia. However, it wasn’t until a few years later that Prabir began to indulge in his love of food by hosting dinner parties at home for friends and acquaintances where they were treated to mouth-watering dishes of both Bengali heritage and classics from Kolkata. The parties were such a resounding success that Prabir continued hosting spot pay and advance pay supper clubs out of his residence ushering him to go one step further in his passion for food and launch his own brand “Little Kolkata” in 2016.