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The restaurant supports Second Daughters, a charity that celebrates the birth of the second daughter, often stigmatised in favour of boys in many parts of India. On Sundays, it hosts supperclubs by different UK based female cooks.
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Additionally, Angela is a member of the London Food Board, where they discuss what Londoners will be eating in a generation’s time and liaise with mayor Sadiq Khan.
She says: ‘I’m now more than a chef. I’ve moved into innovation consultancy, and I’m determined to find solutions to societal food challenges like food poverty, obesity and older people’s diets using technology, entrepreneurs, start ups, corporate muscle and communities, in sustainable, environmentally friendly ways.
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