Navi has outstanding cheffing skills and considerable experience in managing and undertaking restaurant operations.
Navi has worked as a chef in several five-star hotels and restaurants locally and internationally.
While in New Zealand Navi worked as a chef at Good Homes and The Twisted Hop before starting his own landmark restaurant Blackbird Cafe in Sumner,
Blackbird became a hotspot for locals and beach visitors for many years.
Navi took over the award-winning Chillingworth Road restaurant in 2020 located at Cranford Street and is able to manage it successfully.
Now Navi is delighted to debut his second restaurant at Christchurch Art Gallery.
Apart from running a business, Navi is a keen and passionate cricketer. He can still be found rolling the arm over as a medium-pace bowler within his hospitality and cultural community. When he is not heading up kitchen staff or hitting sixes, he can be found spending time with his young family and catering to his many friends who always seem to “pop in” around mealtimes.