Namaste from Team Choola!
Choola is founded by husband & wife duo – Ameer & Nicole – as a way to really celebrate and showcase how fantastic and delicious Nepalese food is, making it more accessible and also encouraging people to learn more about Nepal and its fascinating culture!
Originally from Nepal, Ameer moved to the UK at the age of 10. Growing up in Nepal and spending lots of time with his mum and aunties in the kitchen, he was always helping out (and generally getting in the way!), and that’s where he discovered his love of food and cooking.
Cooking up a storm ever since and turning that love of food into a career as a chef, he’s enjoyed working in a lot of different kitchens, but his true passion has always been the amazing food he grew up with cooked by his mum and aunties at home.
And with a background in marketing, Nicole made the decision to join Choola full time this year, swapping the corporate world for kitchen life – managing the marketing, assisting with the business side, as well as being ‘chief momo-wrapper’ and serving at events.
And so here we are – embarking on this crazy adventure together, we can’t wait to share a taste of Nepal with the people of Fife, Edinburgh and beyond!
what does ‘Choola’ mean?
Commonly used as a term for an outdoor kitchen, most homes in Nepal will have a ‘choola’ in their garden – an open stone stovetop, fuelled by fire underneath, where food will be cooked above.
We may not have an open fire in our trailer, but that won’t be stopping us from cooking up some flaming great food on the streets of Scotland, all from our little Choola!
We’ll be serving up food that is packed with flavour, using great ingredients, locally sourced where possible, so our customers get to enjoy something delicious and exciting that they LOVE.
We’re a family business, but just as family is central to Nepalese culture, we want our family to extend to our customers, our suppliers, and the people we work with, while also giving back to and supporting local communities, causes and charities where & when we can.
Not only are we passionate about serving up amazing food that makes people smile, but we want to have the best fun doing it! Life is too short, so let’s make it an adventure… and fill it with Momos!