Meet Rose: creator of our famous Lamb Koftas
Let's start at the beginning...
If you’re a fan of our Lamb Koftas – and let’s face it, how could you not be? – then you’ve probably found yourself wondering, “who is Rose?”
Back at the very beginning of our journey, when our big lockdown idea wasn’t yet a reality, we enlisted the help of our wonderful friend Rose to help us develop the first ten meals that would be the foundations for Chirky.
Not only did we want Chirky to be a service that made our customers lives’ easier, but we were determined to recreate the joy and comfort that a delicious home cooked meal brings, something we had never experienced with other ‘ready meals’.
It’s no surprise then, that we asked Rose to help us develop our menu. A newly qualified teacher by day, and ultimate hostess with the most-est by night, Rose is that friend that brings everyone together with her amazing cooking creations. Whether it’s an unforgettable supper club, or an intimate one on one dinner, this lady knows her stuff when it comes to perfectly balancing flavours, elevating classic dishes and adding that je ne sais quoi to every dish she creates.
Not only is Rose a dab hand in the kitchen, but she is also registered blind. Living with a genetic eye condition since birth has never held her back, from qualifying for Team GB to her biggest challenge to date, teaching secondary school, there simply is nothing that she cannot do.
Being the wonder woman that she is, and very luckily for us, it didn’t take too much convincing for us to get Rose on board and so we soon found ourselves in her cosy Hackney kitchen, getting in the way as she began cooking up a perfect storm of delectable delights which would soon become Chirky’s maiden meals.
One thing we absolutely had to have on the menu? Those famous lamb koftas! Served up previously at dinner parties chez Rose, this dish is a firm favourite of anyone who’s lucky enough to try them, and it’s been such a thrill to see Rose’s prepared by our chefs for our customers.
So now you know who this mysterious Rose is, the inspirational Londoner behind the koftas. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
You can follow Rose’s journey as she navigates London life and her career with a disability on her engaging blog, The Blind Alley.