Nisha Katona is the CEO, executive and development chef of Mowgli Street Food restaurants and founder of the Mowgli Trust charity.
Founded in 2014, the Indian Street Food restaurant opened its doors on Bold Street, Liverpool, whilst Nisha worked full-time as a child protection Barrister. Since giving up the security of the Bar, Mowgli Street Food has now grown to ten restaurants across the nation.
Mowgli Street Food is recognised as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies according to The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 Management Team and was awarded by them, Best Management Team.
Nisha received an MBE in the 2019 New Year Honours List for services in the Food Industry. She was awarded Honorary Fellowship at Liverpool John Moores University and Honorary Doctorate at Edge Hill University.
Nisha is also the author of 3 cookbooks: The Spice Tree, The Mowgli Cookbook and Pimp My Rice. She has also worked extensively as a business and food expert, on several food projects across the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 and Radio 4
Nisha founded and chairs The Mowgli Trust which is the charitable limb of the restaurant and supports local and world by donating over £500k each year and that figure grows by an additional £40k on average per site built.