Janvi Bha­tia

Friday - - FOODSHALA -

16, stu­dent at Delhi Pub­lic School Dubai. She is the youngest con­tes­tant

M y dad sug­gested that I au­di­tion for

Food­shala as I’m such a keen cook. I pre­pared a ve­gan choco­late mousse – I am a ve­gan – and was quite ner­vous when it was my turn to face the judges. They were also sur­prised to see me, a teenager among all the adults, but they liked my dish, which was a re­lief.

My par­ents have been re­ally sup­port­ive through­out the pro­gramme. They taught me to cook when I was very young. In fact, I re­mem­ber mak­ing a birth­day meal for my mom when I was 12 that turned out great. That’s what sparked my pas­sion for cook­ing. I cook to spread the mes­sage that we need to be com­pas­sion­ate to an­i­mals through our eat­ing habits. I also want to prove ve­g­ans don’t have to set­tle for bor­ing food; there are plenty of op­tions avail­able.

The choco­late mousse was truly the high­light of my cook­ing.

My dream is to start mul­ti­ple ve­gan restaurants in Dubai.

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