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Community Highlights: Meet JJ Jauhar of Ayur Ras Healing Foods

Today we’d like to introduce you to JJ Jauhar.

Hi JJ, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
As a native New Yorker, I grew up working in the restaurant industry. Starting, as a young boy, I worked at my uncle’s restaurant in Manhattan. From there, I went on to working and managing at several high-end restaurants in the D.C Metropolitan area. My mother is an Ayurvedic practitioner and master chef of Indian cuisine. She was my reason for moving to Los Angeles and is my inspiration and mentor for Ayur Ras, which I started eight years ago.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Starting any business is challenging particularly, I would say – the restaurant business. Some of the obstacles I’ve overcome are finding the right people to work with to buy into my vision. Building my clientele based on “word of mouth” and very little marketing has taken time but I’m proud to have so many loyal clients that have continued to give us their business since I started the company.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Ayur Ras Healing Foods?

Ayur Ras Healing Foods is a catering company founded on the principles of Ayurveda which is a 5000 year old Indian philosophy of creating harmony with your body, mind and environment.

My team and I take pride in creating Indian food that is nourishing, wholesome, and full of ‘Prana’, or life. Ayur Ras food is authentic and natural. We combine our individual dynamic skills to create an absolutely unique presentation, both traditional and contemporary in style. Family recipes have been tastefully combined with the principles of the ancient practice of Ayurveda to create food that is healing.

We are a catering company not a restaurant. We work out of a commercial kitchen and purchase fresh produce and grass fed meats from local farm vendors so our ingredients are always farm to table, organic and fresh. Ayur Ras caters to all size events including weddings, as well as providing a daily meal delivery service to our clients. At Ayur Ras client relations are our top priority. I like raising the bar instead of just satisfying our clients. My team and I want to “wow” them! Clients of Ayur Ras receive an experience filled with sensational food and ultimate hospitality. I don’t know any other company that’s willing to customize daily meals to meet a person’s “dosha” (body constitution) as well as any special requests and/or dietary needs and deliver freshly cooked meals to their door on a daily basis.

What matters most to you?
Providing clients with an unforgettable and incredibly enjoyable food and environmental experience with the highest quality service is what I value most. Seeing my clients smile after they have tasted my food is an added bonus.

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