Rohan Suresh is a teen chef who was cooking in Chennai’s Siragu Montessori School which has been offering free education to children of brick kiln workers, pavement dwellers etc since 2003. Though he is just a rookie and it might have been overwhelming to cook for nearly 300 people every day, this 16-year-old young chef from Singapore enjoys what he does.
Rohan himself has claimed that he enjoys cooking and food has been a huge part of his life. Revealing his story, he stated that his interest in cooking started when he was in Class 7 and Rohan even opted for subjects like food science, nutrients and nutrition in Classes 9 and 10. He said that he grew up watching competitive cooking reality shows and chefs like Gordon Ramsay increased his passion for cooking and which also inspired him to develop his own dishes.
He launched a website called ‘Rohan’s Chefology’ in August 2019. “If people book my services, I personally go to their house and cook them a three-course meal. I charge a particular amount per person and I stay within the budget,” said Rohan.
Rohan who wished to contribute by preparing a meal for the children at Siragu had a fund-raising campaign Give India so that people can contribute for a good cause. Siragu has been giving free education and has been helping poor children. Rohan who is the calm and thinking chef is finicky about taste and texture. Children at Siragu loves his food.
Apart from providing meals for the underprivileged children, he organized a campaign with Give India and with the Rotary Club of Madras Down Town by contributing Rs 50,000. He also donated Rs 1 lakh to the school.
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