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Rachel graduated with a double degree in Journalism and English from The Pennsylvania State University. Post her stint in journalism and advertising she realised her true calling and passion was in food and decided t o turn her dream into a reality. She then attended The Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland, where she trained under celebrity chef Rachel Allen, and then moved to Le Cordon Bleu in London to specialise in patisserie. Drawing inspiration from her growing up years in Dubai and travels across Europe and America, Rachel began her culinary dream with her flagship restaurant, The Sassy Spoon, Nariman Point, in 2012. Over the years, The Sassy Spoon has racked up numerous awards including best Mediterranean (Eazydiner), Best Independent Restaurant – Critics Choice (Time Out) and Top Voted European & Mediterranean (Zomato) 2 years in a row (2014-2016). After successes in Mumbai, Rachel has launched three restaurants in Pune in 2017; in Koregaon Park, a unique one of a kind island-themed bar and lounge and an Asian & Indian themed restaurant. In addition to these she has also started House of Mandarin in Bandra which specializes in authentic Chinese cuisine. With national ambitions Rachel also launched a quaint chain of bakeries & patisseries with 9 locations currently across Mumbai and Pune and several more i n the pipeline. Rachel has also been involved in a range of charitable projects around the country, including hosting celebrity chef Rachel Allen and the Irish NGO, GOAL, for their work in India and ensuring that the proceeds from the restaurant would extend t owards support the girl child movement. She has also been associated with Pall Can Care in New Delhi and Akansha in Mumbai. Rachel was recently invited to speak at LBS Family Business Conference in London on the topic of ‘Innovation in the next generation.’ Rachel is extremely gifted in the art of communication. She is a published journalist from Reuters, has written features for magazines like Hello!, Hi Blitz, Upper Crust and BBC Good Food as well as for leading newspapers. She is currently adding a new feather to her cap with a book on Goan cuisine that celebrates her heritage. She is married to her high-school sweetheart and enjoys travelling and writing. An ardent canine lover, she loves giant breeds and has 8 dogs. She also shares a love for shoes with all womankind with an enviable footwear collection. Besides having a background in food, Rachel is an avid shopper and loves fashion. Being a Dior junkie, that is her go- to brand for bags. Rachel’s fashion sense always depends on her mood - she can go from sexy and glamorous to feminine and sophisticated depending on how she feels and experimenting on different looks and styles. A few of her favourite Indian designers include Pankaj and Nidhi, Tarun Tahiliani, Rohit Gandhi+Rahul Khanna and Lola by Suman B. Her wardrobe is a fun mix of high street fashion and luxury brands!