Rock Star Chef Cheetie Kumar Riffs on Southern Ingredients with Asian Spices

Chowhound. May 2020.

Cheetie Kumar is a chef, musician, and restaurateur. She was recently named a James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef Southeast for her work at Garland, an Indian- and Asian-inspired restaurant in downtown Raleigh. She toured the country as a guitarist in her band, Birds of Avalon, before settling down to open popular indie music venue KINGS and a cocktail bar Neptunes Parlour. She’s also an ambassador for Raleigh, N.C., to an international audience in a new video from Brand USA. Originally from India, Kumar has successfully created a name for herself in the world of food and music.

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