Socialize with your East Region Colleagues. Eat & Cook with Award Winning Chef Joe Thottungal. Feed the Community at the Same Time! 

Apr. 29, 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm


Join the OBA’s East Region Council members for a free cooking class live from Thali Restaurant’s kitchen, led by Canadian Culinary Championship silver medallist and Ottawa Community Builder, Chef Joe Thottungal of Thali and Coconut Lagoon. You will get to connect with lawyers from across the province and from a variety of practice areas in a unique and fun networking environment. And because the OBA works to serve the whole lawyer – from their desk to their doorstep – we can help ease the load of at-home meal preparation too. Participants will also have the option of ordering in meals from Thali prepared by Chef Joe and team.


We also know that lawyers are always looking for ways to do good in their communities, and the OBA helps connect you with those kinds of opportunities as well. By participating in this event, you will not only learn professional cooking techniques and how to prepare Indian-style dishes, you will also help raise money for Food for Thought, an organization that provides warm, nutritious meals to thousands of people and families who face food insecurity in the East region as Chef Joe will be donating his fee for this event to this worthwhile cause.  All donations will go to FFT as will 50% of the proceeds from meals ordered and delivered the evening of the event.

While this is a free event for OBA members and non-members, participants can donate via the FFT website (Each $20 donation feeds a family of 4.)


Chef Joe will demonstrate how to make three delicious dishes while also highlighting preparation techniques and seasoning. Registrants will be provided with recipes to follow along or try at home later.

  • Broccoli Pakora and Mint Chutney
  • Shrimp and Mango Curry
  • Dal and Spinach

EAT (Meals Sold Out):

Order in and give.  Prior to the live cooking event on Thursday, April 29, 2021 those in the Ottawa/Gatineau area are encouraged to order a customized meal package online from Thali. Your selection will be prepared by Chef Joe and his team and delivered to your home between 5:00 – 6:30 p.m, the night of the event.  50% of the proceeds from these orders will also go directly to Food for Thought. Make this a fun night in – all while helping those in need in the East region.

The OBA has been serving lawyers for more than a century. We know that lawyers struggle to achieve balance, maintain wellness, and give back to the community.  This event offers it all.  We look forward to cooking and dining with you!



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