Welcome To Moosh NYC
Updated: Nov 6, 2019
I don't think I've had the privilege to formally introduce myself, my name is Behzad Jamshidi, and I am the Chef & Founder of Moosh NYC. I'm a Vancouver native who has spent the greater part of the last 5 years in New York City, being fortunate enough to work among some of the cities best Chef's & talents, and I've been driven to do my work now as a business developer and consultant through the outstanding support and encouragement of my New York community & friends.
I started Moosh just over a year ago out of the intention of giving credit where it was due. I wanted everyone, from press & media, to the guests around my dinner tables, to have the opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding community and support I received in order to put on the events & programs which have come to define me and my work. I've collected like minded collaborators and friends through the past year, and devote my resources to projects in the hospitality space that have substance. Projects that impact our community, that tell a narrative around our backgrounds as immigrants, and that support the social fabric of the United States we all occupy and share. The most useful change I can support and contribute to is the one that is emerging through food.
Every element of our programs and events intend to highlight our community, and to capture an indelible quality in our identities as immigrants, in the hopes that sharing food inspired in this way, will help each of us connect, and absolve the humanity in one another. Moosh NYC has had the outstanding privileged to cook for some of the most unique & life altering events that we could never have dreamed of. Between a surrealist dinner party where we served food in $800 pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes, to telling the migration story of my Persian parents through my immersive food program at The James Beard House this past March, I am constantly enveloped in an every growing body of connection & gratitude, and hope to use this blog as a tool to provide context for all the people, and all the moments we are most appreciative of, as well as stories from my childhood which have come to define me and my work.
Through the course of this blog, I hope to primarily provide you with the recipes that I cook for my friends and family when I'm not working some insane 120 hour work week, and while I try to manage to switch cities between LA & NY every 10 days. I hope these recipes land somewhere close to your heart while you cook and prepare them, and if they only land in your stomach, then I'll settle for that I guess. I'll try to give context for the dishes if you care to read, and recommendations where ever I see fit to help you become a more confident cook, or at least to be recognized as that one friend who throws the sickest dinner parties. It's a privilege to be a resource, and an honor to have the love and support of so many people thus far in my career. I've only ever wanted to make my mom and dad proud, and I'm so grateful for all that has come with it. So if you're ready, without further adieu - let's cook!