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Abel Valencia
District Marketing Manager - UH Dining Services

UH Dining Hosts Kaiser Lashkari in Celebrity Chef Event

UH Dining Hosts Kaiser Lashkari in Celebrity Chef Event

Houston, Oct. 31, 2018 — Local chef, restaurant owner and University of Houston alum Kaiser Lashkari of Himalaya Restaurant will serve his favorite Indian-Pakistani dishes on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Cougar Woods Dining Commons as part of UH Dining's celebrity chef series.

Lashkari will feature recipes found on the Himalaya menu with the University community at Cougar Woods' Global Kitchen station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His menu will include Indian dishes, such as chicken tikka masala, lamb vindaloo, masala dal, aloo baigan (vegetarian), and katchumber Indian salad. Menu descriptions can be found on the Himalaya website.

Lashkari received his master's degree from the Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management in 1989 before opening Himalaya Restaurant & Catering. Lashkari originated from Pakistan, where he draws inspiration and care for the flavors in his food. Himalaya was rated No. 9 in the Houston Chronicle's "Top 100 Houston restaurants" list for 2018, and placed in top 15 in years past. He can be found most often in Himalaya's kitchen when he's not out greeting guests.

The event will be the third installment of UH Dining's celebrity chef series, which began this past February with James Beard Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega. In April, UH Dining hosted nationally celebrated chef Jet Tila.

Who: Local Chef and UH Alum Kaiser Lashkari

What: Celebrity Chef Event presented by UH Dining

When: Wednesday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Global Kitchen station at Cougar Woods Dining Commons, 4277 Wheeler Ave, Houston TX 77204

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 46,300 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.