People love to throw around the term “rockstar chef,” but Cheetie Kumar is the real deal. Before opening Garland, her Raleigh, NC restaurant, Cheetie toured the country, playing guitar in bands like The Cherry Valence and Birds of Avalon. Garland serves Indian style dishes, with a nod toward Southern cooking and seasonal ingredients.

Caity Moseman Wadler sits down with Cheetie to discuss her background in music and food, and hear about the amazing week she’s had – complete with a profile in the NY Times.


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