I’m a Civil Engineer by Profession.I am also a Chef and food writer. I love home cooking and have infectious enthusiasm for authentic Indian cuisine. In 2008, I was a winner on the BBC 2 programme, Step Up to the Plate, which challenges the talents of upcoming chef against Paul Rankin and John Burton Race.

Having spent my childhood eating authentic Indian food, My cooking style is simple, authentic and flavoursome. My experimental style incorporates trying new techniques and methods to provide my own twist on traditional Indian recipes.

I teach at a number of cookery schools in Essex and Suffolk and showcases my signature dishes and unique Indian cooking at food fairs and festivals across East Anglia.


Award winning chef who regularly showcases my Indian cooking skills at various cookery schools in Essex, Suffolk and London, United Kingdom

If you would like to get in touch about my cookery courses, press events and brand work, email me or call me via:
Email: padmaja.kochera@gmail.com
Contact: 07725732178

Cooking Videos

I am Purchasing Manager at a leading manufacturing company, a food writer and passionate cook.
Started YouTube videos showcasing my amazing dishes that I cook in my classes so feel free to visit my YouTube Channel