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is the founder and owner of award-win­ning restau­rant (Mum­bai Pune), bak­ery & patis­serie, (Mum­bai & Pune), (Mum­bai) (Pune) and (Pune). A young and sea­soned en­tre­pre­neur, Rachel is best known for her in­no­va­tive del­i­ca­cies and trade­mark desserts. Her motto is and

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!

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