Laila Gohar is the founder of catering company Sunday Supper. The young cook creates Sensory Food Experiences by only using fresh and local ingredients (and lots of love). She blurs the line between food and design through her creative use of recipes and innovation in the kitchen. Sunday Supper serves customized menus for different occasions and her Instagram account will not only make you hungry, it will make you look a food with new eyes.
You put a plate of food in front of anyone and there’s always emotion. It breaks down barriers. I live for that.
How did you decide to become a chef?
I became a cook because it’s a very instant transmission of emotions. You put a plate of food in front of anyone and there’s always emotion. It breaks down barriers. I live for that. Also I’m not too good at anything else.
When did you start Sunday Supper and where would you like to take it ultimately?
Sunday Supper is just my life. Ultimately I just want to live a good life and be happy. Everything else has to contribute to that. I love food. I’m intrigued by good design so that’s what I do because it makes me happy and alive.
Where does you inspiration for food come from?
Inspiration for food comes from everything in life. Everything that I do is informed by the principles and elements of design. Colors that look good together also generally taste good together. I don’t think about cooking a certain cuisine, its more about experiencing a color or a texture certain forms.
Is there a line for you that separate food and design?
My work is around blurring the line.
Do you see social media as a tool to inspire or the other way around?
Both. It can be overwhelming though at times. Its a constant floodgate of images.
Do you feel inspired to and ready to post everyday?
My Instagram is just an amalgamation of things I see. There’s no concept or formality or planning. I see something, I like it, I post it. As simple as that. I try not to think about it too much.
Published August 18, 2015