Nanny Outar was born in the British colony of Guyana as one of 13 siblings, she was known as the cook of the family and had a reputation of singing (badly) whilst steaming, grilling or frying her repertoire of delicious dishes. Her food, culture and personality served as the inspiration for launching the street food business today.
Grandson Chris Hogan always remembers the smells and the flavours of the food that would be cooking and it was from cooking with Nanny Outar herself that he gained such a passion for this food.
When Chris wanted to pay homage to his Grandmother's cooking and spread the joy of Guyanese roti he started making and selling rotis at festivals around the UK. He was encouraged by the incredible reception his roti received. After teaming up with his friend and business partner Sam Kohn they worked together to expand the business, bringing this unique cuisine to the growing street food scene in London.
After a number of successful years at various markets and festivals in London, in Oct 2016, the pair secured a spot at the exciting new Boxpark project in East Croydon. Make sure you come and pay them a visit, their unit at Boxpark is open seven days a week!