The foodies of Wellington have spoken and chosen One80’s Goan Chicken Ros Pao as the winning burger of Wellington on a Plate 2023. We chatted to executive chef Chetan Pangam about the win and got to know him a little better.
Pangam’s inspiration for the burger was the local street food in this hometown of Goa. Each element of the burger comes together to mimic the flavours of a dish called a Ros omelette. The Goan Chicken Ros Paoincludes a richly spiced chicken curry sauce, fried chicken, an omelette, and a grained bun which represents the Poee style bread that the omelette and curry is typically served with.
Chetansays: “I want to give a big shout out to my kitchen and restaurant team at One80 – especially: Nisarg, Nikhil, Chinar, Niraj, Amal, Aman, Sofia, Yosephine, Aryan, George, Frank, and David. All the team had an integral part in Burger Wellington.”
Where do you work and what do you like about it?
One80 Restaurant, Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay – I love the work environment, team and views of Wellington city and Oriental Bay.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I’ve always wanted to be a race car driver.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Never give up, work hard and diligently. Everything else will automatically follow.
What’s your go-to takeaway order? Or your favourite dining out dish?