Chef James Chand
Founder and Executive chef
Chef James Chand is the founder and executive chef of Curryous Catering, the premiere Fijian-Indian catering company in San Francisco, California.
From the time Chef James was a very young child, he has had a deep love of food—specifically the flavors of Indian Fiji. His family members from the Fiji Islands were all excellent cooks and kept him nearby in the kitchen from a very young age. By the time he could hold a spoon, he was helping cook for family events.
One day, on a whim, a friend asked James to cater a birthday party. He obliged, and the food he cooked—all traditional Fijian-Indian dishes—was a huge hit. Soon, more friends (and friends of friends) began asking James to cater their affairs, and it became clear that he had found his true calling. He left his job in corporate sales, and founded a catering company.
Today, Chef James is present and closely involved in every step of Curryous' events, from the tasting and planning, to the ingredients and preparation, to the final execution of the event, which he personally supervises.