“I grew up in a household of loving parents and grandparents. My parents were quite liberal in their views on academics. So it helped me a lot to know very early what true learning meant: Not steep scores but rich experiences.
I also grew up in a family that had great passion for everything food.
To this day, mere mention of some of my mom or grandma’s recipes ends up in an impromptu gathering demanding said recipe be served.
So when I entered college, it was a foregone conclusion that it would be in food.
I did my BSc in Food Science and Management from MOP Vaishnav College and I went on to pursue my Masters in Food Processing from SNDT Pune.
When I left college I felt I was primed for learning about the industry and spent the next 4 years in various capacities in the food safety practice.
Soon enough I could no more ignore the growing desire to start a business.
While leaving a regularly paying job was difficult, the promise of running my own company helped overcome whatever doubt I had.
And even as I expanded by business slowly, the pandemic began.
While it is a disaster to the human race, it also offers a silver lining. For me this was the validation of my passion. I found that my passion was bigger than the obstacles it raised.
I pressed on and my efforts paid off.
I published my first book to help people with food safety regulations and guidelines in a readable format.
We were chosen as one of the Top 50 Women Start-up’s in India by IIMB and Goldman Sachs.
The program opened many doors for my company and also gave critical financial support when the pandemic caused most businesses to fail.
Above all, it connected me to many inspiring women who share the same passion and thoughts.
Today as we slowly leave the grip of the pandemic, my company and my passion are both stronger than ever. And so will humanity.”