Massey’s food is Patson’s kingdom. He cajoles, coaxes and creates flavours, making the indispensable curries and masala’s of Indian cuisine from scratch every day. “I am very influenced by my mother’s cooking,” says Patson. For both Patson and Anisha, the regular Patrons at Massey’s are a part of an ever-growing family. “When we decided to open Massey’s, it was all about following our dream and passion for food; providing people with new culinary experiences,” says Patson.
Growing up in a household of chefs, Patson gravitated to a lifetime of professional cooking himself. “I have been cooking for over thirty years now.
Eventually, I would love to pass on my family’s culinary legacy along with the little nuggets of kitchen wisdom which I have picked up over the years of experience, with an art of blending and roasting our own spices,” says Patson and he hopes to inspire a new generation of chefs to explore both new and old favours and excite palates. When Patson is not whipping up a curry in his restaurant’s kitchen, he can be found at his home in London Ontario, lying on his favourite couch watching TV or spending time with his wife and 2 daughters.
The journey from a small mother’s kitchen to many successful years of running Massey’s Fine Indian Cuisine is nothing but Prodigious. Finally, all of this would not have been possible without God’s grace, says Patson.
Interviewed & written by Aniruddho.C. Hoque.