Preena Chauhan, co-founder and cooking instructor at Arvinda’s
Local Food Hero 2008
Preena Chauhan runs Arvinda’s Healthy Gourmet Indian Cooking School along with her mother and brother. This family business exemplifies the possibility of adapting local and sustainable foods to multicultural cuisines. Arvinda’s utilizes unique spice blends, concocted to create the taste of their home country with ingredients from their new country. Arvinda’s fosters social diversity and personal competence, which are key values of community food security.
Unique Food System Problem
Chauhan believes in local and seasonal ingredients, grown and sourced in an environmentally sustainable manner, and it is her mandate to include local food in all of her cooking activities.
Unique Food System Solution
From her home-style Indian cooking classes hosted along with her mother, to a sustainable line of premium Indian spice blends, Preena believes that food should never sacrifice quality, nor its potential to do good for the environment.