Whyte & Brown: Free Range Chicken


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Sumit Shrestha, our super head chef Chef, has been at Whyte & Brown since the very beginning. He is passionate about cooking and enjoys creating simple dishes out of fresh ingredients and spices.

He moved to the UK from Nepal 7 years ago, and now lives in Charlton, London.

Here’s a little more about this super talented member of our kitchen team.

What’s your favourite W&B savoury dish?

The crispy chicken burger (I love the addition of the cornflakes – the secret ingredient!).

What’s your favourite W&B dessert?

Right now, it’s the sticky toffee pudding. Perfect for the winter.

What do you miss most about Nepal?

My twin brother Amit. He runs a motorbike workshop and he is a bit of an adventure freak.

When you’re not at work, what do you like to do?

I like to play basketball, going out to the O2 arena – It is full of great entertainment places like cinemas, golf ranges, night clubs!

What do you like most about working in the Carnaby area?

Kingly Court in the Carnaby area is the most friendly place I know – we have our own little community. I’m also really enjoying this year’s Carnaby Christmas lights.


Quick Fire

Football or Rugby?

Football – I’m a Spurs supporter.

Early Bird or Night Owl?

Early bird – but not so keen when the weather gets cold.

Sweet or Savoury?


Beer or Whiskey?


ITV or Netflix?

Netflix – recently I’ve been hooked on Prison Break.


And finally, you have some great tattoos – can you tell us a little more about some of them?

Sure! There is one for my mother, it reads as ‘Life is not forever, Love is.’ – which is very special to me. I have another one dedicated to my grandmother who sadly died in 2014. And last, but not the least, my most recent tattoo of Buddha. Buddha was born in Nepal and according to the Nepalese calendar I was born on Buddha’s Birthday (so we share same birth date). Buddhism is largely followed amongst a lot of Nepalese alongside Hinduism. It represents PEACE.