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Ascend Houston AAPI Heritage Month Celebration with Chef Kiran Verma

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Join Ascend Houston as we celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Chef Kiran Verma at her restaurant, Kiran's.

Chef Kiran is considered the ‘godmother of Indian fine dining,’ and we're excited for you to hear her story. She recently served as a guest judge during the current season of Top Chef Houston.

Dinner will be provided.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM CT

Venue: Zoom Meeting

Admission: Members: $5 I Non-Members: $20


​​6:30PM - 6:45PM   Welcome

6:45PM - 7:00PM   Introductions and Ascend Overview (dinner is served)

7:00PM - 7:30PM   Chat with Chef Kiran Verma

7:30PM - 7:45PM   Q&A

7:45PM - 8:15PM   Networking

8:15PM - 8:30PM   Closing Remarks


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Chef Kiran Verma

Kiran's Restaurant

Chef Kiran Verma, considered the ‘godmother of Indian fine dining,’ has created world-class Indian cuisine at her eponymous restaurant, which reopened at its new location in Upper Kirby in January 2017. Chef Kiran is a self-taught chef who has been guided by her Indian upbringing and a love of fine cuisine. She defines her cuisine as a combination of cultures, philosophies and cooking techniques. The restaurant is known for serving up Indian hospitality, with French sophistication and American informality.

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