‘All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to you my Angel Mother in Heaven.’
As a Child I have grown up seeing my mother cook the most delectable cuisines for the entire family. That gave the first kick in my mind that, Yes food is such an interesting and enormous art. I guess that I have got it through my genes.
I remember when almost all my relatives were strictly against my joining Hotel Management. The persons who stood like pillars were and still are my parents. The myth those days was that this profession is just not apt for girls. I owe all my success to God Almighty, my Angel mother Mrs. Manjit M.S. Arora & my father, Mr. M.S.Arora, who supported me right from day one. I made sure to make them proud by receiving the Certificate of Merit. Thus kick-starting my journey into the world of Culinary.” I am indeed blessed to have such a supportive and motivating husband, my soulmate Uday B. Kugaji who supports, encourages and motivates me in my growth and success.
I have a vast and enriched experience of 24+ Years in the world of Culinary.
In the past, I have worked as a Program Head-Culinary Arts, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh at the ITM Institute of Hotel Management at Navi Mumbai.
Also, I have worked as an Associate Professor in Food Production at D.Y. Patil University, School of Hospitality & Tourism Studies, Navi Mumbai.
Presently, I am working on: Sustainable Cooking, Zero-Waste Recipes and Resourceful use of Leftover Food & Bringing Back The Lost Recipes of India.
As chefs and mentors we owe to the generations coming to create awareness and follow Sustainable Cooking, Zero-Waste Recipes and also to bring back the lost recipes of India.
From a delicate girl with blurred dreams, with just a 3 Year Diploma in Hotel Management to a Strong lady today holding a Double Masters and who has appeared on the Cover Page of various esteemed Magazines , I believe that If She can do it, so you can.
My Mantra: Real Chefs Share & Teach.
My Blog: https://chefreetuudaykugaji.com/blog/
My Facebook Page: Food for Thought by Chef Mrs Reetu Uday Kugaji
With Culinary Regards, Chef Reetu Uday Kugaji
Culinary Expert, Mentor, Educator, Food Blogger, Hospitality & Chef Consultant.