‘Food is my passion and I love to feed people and see their satisfied smiles’, says Prajakta Markandeya of Cilantro Catering, Baner, Pune whose home based venture is all about making people comfortable with home cooked, delicious and nutritious vegetarian fare.
Prajakta a qualified teacher with a B Ed degree, moved to the U.S with her husband. There, with lot of spare time at hand, she started experimenting with recipes and soon realised ‘Food was her passion’. Duplicating recipes by merely tasting them once, Prajakta, regularly dished out Maharashtrian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican cuisines. Encouraged by family and friends, she started taking party orders and soon her culinary skills became the talk of the town. Especially during Diwali when her faral (Traditional Maharashtrian snacks) was in huge demand and she had to ship it all over America. Her birthday party menus were a big hit and she was a sought after caterer for get togethers and parties.
After moving back to Pune, motherhood took precedence and she got busy raising her little daughter. But the passion for food stayed on and now after a sabbatical, she has rekindled her romance with food by starting her venture Cilantro Catering. Through Cilantro Catering, Prajakta provides healthy, home cooked delicious, pure vegetarian food. She takes party orders for Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Indian cuisines also providing Mediterranean and Italian salads. Her pita parcels with hummus and falafel are quite popular. Her usp is that all the products are prepared using the best of ingredients, making them not only delicious but also packed with nutrition. Her home cooked meals are a labour of love.
Some of her products are also available through the Bail Me Out by The LadyBug. Her deliciously soft, melt in your mouth puran polis are available every Friday, home delivered by the Bail Me Out team.
Her diwali faral also was delivered around Baner area and received an overwhelming response.
Especially her melt in the mouth chirotes that vanished in seconds.
Prajakta would like to start her own veg restaurant, where she would be doing what she loves best, innovating and cooking food!
Prajakta here’s wishing you all the best for Cilantro Catering. May your wholesome food satiate many a hungry Punekars and may you make a name for yourself as a foodpreneur!
So if you are planning a party and want some healthy, delicious food, look no further and contact Prajakta for delectable Indian and International cuisines!
To get in touch with Prajakta,
Call /Whatsapp: 8308824041
Email: [email protected]
Address: Supreme Palms, Balewadi phata, Baner, Pune