Meet Payal Thakurani - Founder and Culinary Visionary
Payal Thakurani, the driving force behind Commune Kitchen Singapore, is a culinary artist on a mission. Her passion for crafting delicious and wholesome dishes led her to establish Commune Kitchen in Shanghai, China, back in 2012.
In 2017, Payal brought her culinary artistry to Singapore, swiftly becoming a prominent figure in the city’s culinary landscape. Payal’s culinary philosophy revolves around harnessing the finest locally sourced ingredients to create innovative fusion cuisine that marries Asian and Western flavors. Beyond her culinary prowess, Payal is deeply committed to quality and sustainability, resulting in fresh, flavorful food and exceptional service that has garnered a loyal following. But Payal’s vision extends beyond the kitchen - she is dedicated to empowering passionate women, especially single mothers and those over 60, because she firmly believes that talent knows no boundaries.
👩🍳 Meet Chef Elsie Loh - A Culinary Maestro 🍽️
Chef Elsie Loh is a culinary luminary with an impressive journey through the world of food. Her culinary passion, kindled in childhood, has been meticulously nurtured over the years. Starting her culinary adventure at Union Square Cafe in New York, Chef Elsie’s talent has taken her to Italy and Singapore, earning her acclaim for her innovative cuisine and impeccable presentation.
As a revered culinary instructor, she shares her knowledge and expertise generously, inspiring aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts. With an unwavering commitment to using the freshest, highest-quality ingredients, Chef Elsie’s creations are a true reflection of her culinary artistry, creativity, and profound love for cooking.
👩🍳Meet "The Crazy Afghan" - Sadaf Hamidpopal🍽️
At Commune Kitchen, we’re not only passionate about great food but also about providing a platform for female chefs who share the same enthusiasm, but are unable to do so due to sky-rocketing rental in this city. We proudly support female chefs who seek a platform to share their culinary passions with the community.
Sadaf, our talented Afghan chef, has embarked on an exciting culinary journey after a successful career in law and IT. While her heart still holds a special place for the IT world, Sadaf’s true calling lies in the culinary arts. She has established her own culinary venture, ‘The Crazy Afghan,’ in Singapore. Through this endeavor, Sadaf is on a mission to introduce the distinctive flavors of Afghan cuisine, and share her love for Afghan culture with the community.
You can often find Sadaf at Commune Kitchen, where she serves up delectable Afghan lunches. Additionally, she hosts engaging cooking workshops and caters unforgettable events, all in the spirit of sharing the rich tapestry of Afghan cuisine right here in Singapore.
👩🍳 Meet Our Kitchen Ninja - Senah Nyaru! 🍽️
Senah Nyaru is the heart and soul of Commune Kitchen. With boundless energy and an ever-present smile, she ensures our kitchen runs seamlessly. From expertly handling kitchen duties to maintaining impeccable cleanliness, Senah’s passion and dedication are the secret ingredients that make every dish extraordinary. Next time you visit us, be sure to say hello to our culinary superstar, Senah Nyaru, the driving force behind the magic at Commune Kitchen. 🌟