Meet O’mar Grant, Assistant Manager, Kitchen Production here at Daily Bread Food Bank! He is in charge of producing our soups and casseroles for member agencies along with designing their menus and developing new recipes! O’mar has a passion for food and brought with him a degree in sociology, a background in social work, and 15 years experience in food service (some of those at restaurants owned by Master Chef Claudio Aprile at his Origin Restaurant and Michael Bonacini at his O&B bar and Grill!).
“I love cooking because it’s therapy. I’ve worked with some of the hardest chefs and working with different personalities in high intense environments has helped me remain calm under pressure. At Daily Bread I’ve had the chance to relearn my passion not only for what I eat and cook, but how I cook, and the value of following simple methods and steps to ensure the best possible result – not just for Daily Bread but for our community and the people they serve”
As part of our Black History Month Lunch Series, O’mar shared with us an old family recipe, which is a traditional Jamaican curry goat recipe but also adding Roti, which is a round flatbread native to the Indian subcontinent. Made from stoneground whole wheat flour, it has South Asian origins brought over by indentured labourers and popularized in Trinidad.
See the recipe below to try and home and join us in our Black History Month celebrations!