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About the speaker
As a child in India, Cheetie could often be found in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother watching, and learning as they prepared daily meals. Her family held strongly to their culinary heritage, thoughtfully passing on generations old technique and authentic preparation. At the age of 8 her family settled in the Bronx, NY. Immersed in a world of various ethnicities, Cheetie was exposed to new cultures, flavors and food.
Cheetie is a self-taught cook who studied recipes while pursuing a career as a guitarist in The Cherry Valence and more recently Birds of Avalon, alongside her husband and business partner, Paul Siler. Time on tour and as the owner of the music venue Kings and adjoining cocktail bar, Neptunes Parlour, taught her the value of the independent, artistic spirit that is the backbone of the downtown Raleigh community which she considers home.
Upon moving to North Carolina, she embraced the area’s culture of readily available renowned agriculture, and incorporated these seasonally evolving foods to fit her multi-cultural menus at Garland. Cheetie’s cooking is created in a refined and thoughtful way, filled with imagination and rebellion. It is unassumingly delicious. Her food may seem “foreign” but is rather an interpretation of local ingredients made through the eyes of someone who grew up in India, New York City and the South.
She was profiled in the New York Times in October, 2018 and Southern Living in September, 2019, the Wall Street Journal in 2020 among other national publications. She has been nominated semifinalist for James Beard Award’s “Best Chef: Southeast” consecutively from 2017-2020 and is a finalist in 2020.
Counter Culture Coffee is dedicated to finding and bringing to market the most exciting and delicious coffees in the world. We approach our work with a passion for the ideal of coffee perfection, a dedication to real sustainability, and a commitment to cutting-edge education throughout the coffee chain.
North Carolina Modernist Houses is a nonprofit 501C3 with a mission to document, preserve, and promote Modernist residential design. NCMH’s website ncmodernist.org is the largest online digital archive in the state, and their wildly popular house tours, happy hours, architecture film series, and Matsumoto Prize competition keeps mid-century houses away from the bulldozer. North Carolina is the third largest concentration of Modernist houses in America. Visit @ncmodernist on Instagram and Facebook to connect and engage.
Addressing the issue of food waste, Raleigh Environmental Award winner CompostNow is pioneering a member-based food scrap collection and composting service currently helping thousands divert food scraps from landfills (230,000 lbs to-date) and support garden partners with nutrient rich soil (created from the food scarps, and) needed to grow fresh, chemical-free food. Cups at Creative Mornings Raleigh are compostable!
A VIRTUAL GATHERING
For our virtual event, we’ll be gathering via Zoom. Registered attendees will be emailed a protected link before the event. New to Zoom? Join the club and sign up for a free account ahead of time.
Raleigh, North Carolina United States