PEOPLE WE ADMIRE
Since 1997, we have established an unique bond with local vendors. We have suppliers of sun dried red chillies, from Pirna, North Goa and Canacona , South Goa. Tamarind and Kokum come from harvested trees, once a year.
Palm vinegar prepared by fermenting toddy, is from Goa Velha, and goes into the preparation of Red Vindaloo and Sorpotel Masala.
Toddy tappers who belong to a small and vanishing minority, with very few remaining in this traditional trade, bring in sap from coconut trees which they harvest by the rising sun, straight to our kitchen.
Dried fish which is an important ingredient in one of our delicacies comes from Harmal, North Goa. All our staple ingredients are meticulously ordered well ahead of time as they need to be at hand in preparing our legendary Goan delicacies.
Suna Nayak joined Mum’s Kitchen after being widowed. She had to take care of her two growing children. She works in our kitchen stewarding area and handles the mechanised dishwasher. She is trained to test the dishwasher which might sometimes fail the litmus check of cutlery and crockery sanitised at 80 degree. This test is done for quality assurance, in case of standards deviation. She too, is multi- skilled and handles our in-house laundry. Thanks to Sona. That’s what we call her today. She provides us with fresh laundered uniforms every day. By her example it is our hope that other mothers who are constrained to be the sole earners of their families can learn about perseverance and resilience and the balance between family and work. Her work speaks to others like her not to lose hope, focus on work and eventually reap the benefits of one’s efforts.
Our sincere thanks to the following:
Manufactures of Schott Zwiesel, Hutschenreuther, Tafelstern, Bauscher Germany.
Hepp, Revol, Arcoroc- France
Luigi Bormioli – Italy
We use world class finest cutlery and crockery, because we feel our customers are a class apart and deserve the best.
To: Bureau Veritas the world leader certifying body for ISO standards - Hazards and safety requirements. Mum’s Kitchen is Goa’s first elite ISO certified organisation. Hence, we give quality assurance to all gourmet diners of our food safety standards.
To: Bose Corporation for giving us high performance finest sound perfect for the ambience.
To: Harley Davidson, for support in our “hunger drive” for the children charity fund-raising evening at Mum’s Kitchen. This contribution went towards children born to unwed mothers and in want of food. Your brand displayed true brotherhood.
To: Local age-old Goan bakers for supplying us with our requirements for Goa’s favourite breads. Thanks to the traditions you have in baking breads using wood fired ovens of which only very few in Goa remain.
To: Local farmers for their produce, variety of local chillies, tamarind, kokum, vinegar, toddy, local fish vendor, field grown vegetable.
All this has been possible because you truly supported us in putting our small but beautiful Goa onto the world culinary map.