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THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY BY NEHMAT, JALANDHAR For the love of food
Sood makes it clear that innovative and healthy food is what she loves. A summer chocolate making hobby course made her realise that there could be more to it. A BCom graduate from Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar (2012), she undertook formal training in 2013 from the Culinary and Cake Decorating School in New Delhi, following it up with a course in 2015 from Polka Dots Cakes Academy, Mumbai. The Chocolate Factory by Nehmat was launched the same year.
Where there is a Will
Just the will to bake and experiment has helped Sood take on the number of orders she gets. She recently had to create a seventier wedding cake, which seemed like a formidable task. “But if I don’t push myself how will I learn?” she says. Sourcing ingredients was initially a hiccup, but not anymore as mostly everything is available in the city today.
While she wants to open a cafe eventually, her immediate plan is to have a studio space of her own and start taking baking classes too. Preferring to do cakes with healthier ingredients including whole wheat, olive oil and brown sugar, she says, “People are quite particular about what stuff they buy. With organic vegetables and fruits already a rage, this was bound to happen.”
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Nehmat Sood, founder The Chocolate Factory by Nehmat