Founded in 2014, CAARA promotes fine food and food experiences. An acronym for Culinary Arts & Research Academy, this endeavor stands at the heart of CAARA’s food exploration and has been the passion that drives all of CAARA’s subsequent ventures.
The CAARA ethos resonates in all of our different ventures from bespoke catering, cookery school, cafe’s, chefs kitchen and easy dining. We believe in sourcing locally from our own chemical – free farms, supporting local artisans, and when required source the best ingredients from around the world.
CAARA strongly believes in giving back and with this philosophy, we created the Rise-Up Initiative which trains under-privileged youth in the ﬁeld of hospitality. We facilitate this through internships within our our food and beverage outlets, where they gain hands on experience and the possibility of permanent employment within CAARA or other hospitality ﬁelds.
We are also proud supporters of Salaam Balaak Trust, an Indian non-proﬁt and non-governmental organisation which provides a sensitive and caring environment to street and working children in New Delhi, India.
WHAT WE DO
Our bespoke events and catering venture focuses on providing our clients unparalleled service, an array of menu choices, always focusing on the ingredients and creating a unique ambience for every occasion.
Our cookery classes & culinary programs are a unique experience based out of our central Base Kitchen in Saket, New Delhi. Equipped with state of the art equipment, our courses will enable you to learn a range of techniques and boost your confidence in the kitchen.
Easy Dining at Home
Easy dining is our food service where we deliver easy, wholesome dishes from our kitchen. Our menu’s are seasonal and ideal if you have a few people over and want to enjoy some delicious food without the fuss of catering.
CAARA operates three restaurants in New Delhi- CAARA Cafe at the British Council with a quick on the go menu, CAARA at Ogaan, Malcha Marg which is our classic European eatery and Nico CAARA at The Chanakya showcasing a menu inspired by the lands hitting the Indian Ocean. We also operate an exclusive chef’s table seating 18 people inside our industrial kitchen.
CAARA’s fine food line ranges from our signature basil pesto to a range of preservative free pasta sauces, salad dressings, handmade pasta and ready to serve gourmet cheese boards to name a few. We take pride in the quality of our ingredients including using chemical free produce from our own farms where possible.
THE CAARA TEAM
BSc in Internation Hospitality Management, Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland
History BA from University of Exeter,
Ballymaloe Culinary School
Chef Lokesh Swami
Bsc in Hospitality and Hotel Administration,
Bsc in Hospitality Management, Blue Mountain International School, Sydney
Business Development & Culinary Experiences, Associates degree in Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America, New York