Thursday, 20 February 2020

Time for a break

As you will have probably noticed, Sheffield Supper Club events have been increasingly sparse over the years. In the past I have resorted to blaming this on a lack of time and the all encompassing commitments of a full time kitchen job.
Now, I'd like to be honest and open with those of you who have expressed an interest in attending my events, and for the wonderful people who I have met and hosted at my dinners.

The fact is that I have suffered from depression and GAD since I was sixteen years old.
The consequences of these conditions would manifest during planning my events. Now although I enjoyed creating dishes and menus; when the time came to actually meeting people, I became a nervous wreck.
The effects would occur mere seconds after publishing an event and include insomnia, panic attacks, shaking, nausea, migraines and palpitations not to mention the negative thoughts that would flood the mind 24/7. These symptoms were physically exhausting to have to deal with alongside an already stressful 40+ hour chef position.
I've collected a lot of memories in seventeen years working in kitchens. However, there have also been negative experiences including at my most recent supper club and a consequence of this is that I simply don't have the energy or motivation to host another event any time soon.

However, most of the memories I have are wonderful and I have very much enjoyed this career and I'm very grateful for the close friendships that I have made through working in this environment.

My decision to share this has been completely spontaneous as talking about my mental health is not something that I ever do except from with one or two close friends.
This isn't to say that I'll never host a supper club again. I'm in the process of changing my career so perhaps in a few years, the urge to cook dinner and socialise with a bunch of strangers will become inviting again! Never say never. Thanks for reading.

Kind regards,

Komal



Thursday, 27 September 2018

28th October Pop Up Restaurant at Olivers Cafe Bistro


Next month sees an exciting event for Sheffield Supper Club and I invite you all to join me.
It'll be the largest pop up I've done to date, so please make sure to tell anyone you think might be interested in a social evening of feasting on traditional Pakistani food.

The date is 28th October and the venue is just off Sharrow Vale road, Sheffield.

Here's the menu; it's a selection of favourite classic dishes I've enjoyed with my family.
Please read the FAQ's on the left hand side of the blog and feel free to email me any other inquiries.

Aloo Tikka
Spicy fried potato and pea dumplings, crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle! Served with green chutney.

Karahi Keema 
Minced lamb cooked with a rich blend of spices, served with pilau rice and Sai Bhaji

Sai Bhaji
A vitamin rich green vegetable curry, served with the keema and pilau as described above.

Seviyaan
A childhood favourite - creamy vermicelli pudding rich with cardamon and saffron.

Haldi Doodh
A traditional warming turmeric drink, great for this time of year. Coffee will also be available.


Event begins at 7pm

Email to reserve your place

Hope to see you there!





Saturday, 4 August 2018

August 4th Supper Pictures

What a great event! Sunshine, lovely people and colourful, delicious food made for a truly vibrant evening.
Tonight saw our youngest ever guest, Oliver at 16 months old! He shook everyone's hand and was truly the social butterfly of the party. Guests chatted the night away whilst sipping refreshing jal jeera and lounging on the colourful giant cushions.

Pakistani pink salt

Pakora

Chicken/paneer kebabs with chapati

Lemon cake with mango, cream and pistachio

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Next supper is 4/8/18




You are welcome to join the feast of delicious home cooked authentic Pakistani dishes

Think of it like a professionally catered dinner party where you get to meet new people!
Plus you give the host a contribution towards the food and effort gone into the event.

August 4th 2018, Sheffield

Hope to see you there!
Sheffieldsupperclub@gmail.com

Menu

Kala chana chaat
Karachi egg masala
Jal jeera
Homemade chapatti
Murgh malai kebab
Coconut cucumber raita
Gobi pakora
Tarka dahl
Mango lassi cream cake



"Expect traditional Pakistani home cooking in big pans" - Guardian
"Chef Komal khan is the founder of the city's first supper club, and in preparing her menus, she calls upon professional cookery experience" Telegraph "Pakistani food, done with all the warmth and comfort of home cooking. This supper club is run by Komal Khan, a chef who is as talented at fusion cooking as she is at the traditional, so there are interesting twists a-plenty on her menu, as well as influences from all over the globe."- BuzzFeed

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Autumn date now up!

I don't know about you folks but Autumn is without doubt my favourite season. There's nothing I like more than staying warm indoors with candlelight, soft music and delicious food, add good company and wine to the list and you've got a perfect night in.
This months supper club is going to feature a few more comforting foods, I'm thinking creamy rum spiked chai, deep fried okra and one of my favourite desserts: mango cheesecake with pistacio.
I'm taking reservations now so please email me to guarantee your place.
Date - 30/9/17



Saturday, 26 August 2017

Vegan Supper Club! August 2017 - updated


I'm so looking forward to this evening's supper club, it's great to be getting back into the swing of it after a long break. I've done one already this month and this is the second. Tonights meal features solely vegan and gluten free food! Dishes include:
Oyster mushroom seekh kebab
Aubergine, coconut and peanut curry
Pepper paneer sabzi
Saag dal
Chana chaat
Chocolate chai cheesecake


Oyster mushrooms

Chana chaat

Pepper paneer

Aubergine curry

Mushroom seekh

Cheesecake

Mid sprinkle

Chocolate chai and pistachio cheesecake

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Quick break before the guests arrive



Various curries, chickpea pancake and rice


Dessert

Some very fast crossword skills displayed by one guest. Two hours!