Meet Our Chef
Our chef, Harinder Rai, is a seasoned hospitality veteran. Harry graduated from IHM hospitality school in India in 1991 and has worked in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. After moving to Canada in 2008, Harry started working in the QSR segment in Ontario and Manitoba before moving to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and opening The Spice Trail – his first restaurant in Canada. Harry opened the restaurant along with his wife, Sheena, and his son, Inesh, in 2015 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The Spice Trail is a multi award winning restaurant and is currently ranked number one on Trip-Advisor in Prince Albert.
Seeing the opportunity to expand and diversify, Harry moved to Saskatoon and established Restaurant Kashmere on Broadway Avenue, in September 2019 just before the outbreak of the pandemic. Restaurant Kashmere has impressed many diners and is constantly gaining its reputation as being the top Indian restaurant in Saskatoon.
After surviving the pandemic and becoming established in Saskatoon, Harry noticed the lack of an authentic Hakka restaurant and set his sights on opening House of Hakka in downtown Saskatoon
Experience the taste and flavours of Hakka
House of Hakka is distinctively unique; Hakka cuisine is a fusion of two of the most popular cuisines worldwide – Indian and Chinese. During their migrations some people of the Hakka tribe ended up in Calcutta, India which resulted in the blending of Chinese styles of cooking with Indian herbs & spices. This led to the creation of unique Indo-Chinese, Hakka food. Our fresh & unique ingredients tossed in the wok always results in fresh, flavourful, soul satisfying food you can experience at House of Hakka