chef janene Holig, Hot Indian


Janene Holig is the founding chef of Hot Indian. What started as a food truck has grown into a popular and expanding fast casual. The menu boasts “Indian food, Simplified” and that is what it delivers. Holig’s knowledge of global cuisine stems from traveling and cooking around the world as well as a culinary degree. Her goal is to learn, teach, and inspire Indian cooking.  A central MN upbringing keeps Janene invested in local seasonal ingredients with added Indian flare and flavor. Her dishes have received notoriety around the metro and beyond including 2013 Charlie Award for “Best Food Truck”; 2014 “Iron Fork” champion duo; 2015 “Best Food Truck” City Pages; 2015 Top Chef by Foodservice News; 2018 Featured “Chopped” Chef.


A simple goal: to learn, teach, and inspire Indian cooking.