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10 Facts about Chef Rakhee Vaswani

Here are some facts about Chef Rakhee Vaswani which you should know.

1.    Rakhee began her culinary journey at the tender age of 11, keenly observing her aunts cook delicious food that caught her fancy (and her heart).

2.    She is certified by Le Cordon Bleu at Gordon Ramsay’s Tante Marie in London. The media has touted her to be the ‘Desi Nigella’ of India.

3.    Rakhee is a natural with flavors and textures, Her biggest asset being her strong palate and a deep rooted passion for the culinary arts and food the industry.
4.    Rakhee’s vision to make world cuisines easily available in our city led her to pioneer the birth of the first set of cooking studios in India with Palate Culinary Studio in Mumbai.
5.    Currently, she has over 99 classes to boast of, spreading across a wide repertoire of Indian, Lebanese, Japanese Chinese, Mexican, Sugar Craft and many more.

6.    Her interviews with food Gods like Chef Raymond Blanc and Eric Lanlart have helped her gain expertise in varied cuisines. Her domestic travel trails led her to meet Chef Ajit Ramon from Jaivilas Oberoi who put up a royal sampler menu based on the diverse culture of India.
7.    Admittedly picky about food, Vaswani confesses she had to be bribed by her father to have her daily dose of carrot juice. Perhaps not quite as fussy as she was then, Vaswani still believes it is important that food looks as appealing as it tastes.
8.    Having coped creatively with their fussy eating habits when they were younger, it is her trial and error solutions that led to her debut book Picky Eaters: And Other Meal-Time Battles published by Random House India
9.    Rakhee Vaswani believes that there is no age-bar for passion. Especially passion for cooking can finds its way from anywhere, anytime.
10.                       With a busy schedule, Rakhee confesses that family time is never given a backseat. She makes sure to catch up with her husband Mahesh during evening walks, eating out at night.