Reza Mahammad calls himself a ‘hybrid torn between two worlds’, due to the combination of his Indian upbringing and British education. Reza entered into the world of cookery at age 16 when he took over the running of the family business, The Star of India Restaurant. Whilst he is primarily an Indian cuisine chef, Reza believes in experimenting with di erent foods and ingredients from around the world in order to always add new avours and dimensions to his traditional dishes. Reza has wri en two cookbooks over the years, Reza’s Indian Spice in 2012 and Rice, Spice and All Things Nice in 2006, and runs a cookery school, Chez Cartier, in South West France. Reza also has a huge passion for music, believing that ‘A symphony of taste which feeds the senses is like beautiful music which nourishes the soul’.
He has lmed four series for Food Network, Reza, Spice Prince of India, Reza, Spice Prince of Vietnam, Reza, Spice Prince of Thailand and Reza’s African Kitchen, in which he explores the diverse cuisine of sub-Saharan Africa. Reza has most recently filmed Jenny and Reza’s Fabulous Food Academy with good friend and fellow Food Network star Jenny Morris. Friends from the moment they met, Jenny and Reza combine their extraordinary knowledge and passion for food by opening the doors of their Food Academy. Jenny and Reza teach six would-be chefs to create a delicious feast, along the way passing on inspired hints, tips and techniques on how to cook like a professional, demonstrating that with a little know how all of us can produce delicious food.
This series follows Chef Reza Mahammad, one of the UK's top Indian restauranteurs, on an unforgettable journey around Thailand to discover the history of royal food and feasting
Reza Mahammad is on another culinary adventure through the stunning Vietnam. Where, along his travels, he experiences new spices and ingredients that inspire him to create his own Vietnamese-style dishes.