Bhutan House Restaurant Grand Opening
(Oct. 2017) - Welcome The Newest Refugee-Owned Business to the Food Scene: Bhutan House Restaurant.
There is no denying that food connects us to one another. As we come up on the holiday season, you may begin to recognize that most celebrations across the globe include gathering around a spread of food (or in some cultural celebrations fasting). On Saturday, October 7th, 2017 The International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City (IRC)'s Spice Kitchen Incubator program will be celebrating a special journey and welcoming Bhutan House Restaurant to the local Salt Lake City food scene. Join us in support of this refugee-owned business and enjoy a lunch buffet, dinner, or drinks!
Before owning Bhutan House Restaurant, Kamal and Geeta joined Spice Kitchen Incubator in the spring of 2014 with dreams of owning their own food business. Three years of persistence and passion went into growing their business through catering special events and managing a food booth at outdoor markets. This family business is excited to open its doors and share their home cooking and culture with Salt Lake City as Bhutan House Restaurant!
Flavors range between traditional Bhutanese, Indian, and Nepali cuisine cooked fresh, many times in a tandoori oven! Loyal customers and foodies with recognize the familiar menu items like samosas, vegetable pakora, and momo, while goat curries, shrimp chow chow, vegetable coconut korma, and numerous other items will accompany.
Originally from Bhutan, Kamal, Geeta, and their three children were living in Nepal before being resettled in Utah in 2010. Kamal’s entrepreneurial spirit shines through his new restaurant and this experience began when he owned his own small business in Nepal. After years of managing their catering business, this family is ready to call this permanent location theirs and feed the Salt Lake City community full time!