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Female foodpreneurs: Fareeha Chowdhury on building Sugarrush Cupcakery

  My journey with food started early on watching my mom bake and cook. Born in Bangkok, a short stint immigrating to the States and back, along with a whole bunch of travelling later, these experiences heavily influenced my palette. Plus, having an extended family full of enthusiastic foodies surely helped. I was always the one cooking for friends as a teen and the designated desserts baker for family dawats.  After finishing my undergraduate degree...

Female foodpreneurs: Samira Hamid on building her dream bistro O’Play

Having moved to Bangladesh after spending almost fifteen years in London for a sabbatical during my pregnancy, I was totally ready to join my father and sister in our family business. However, in a strange twist of fate, a chance conversation with my best friend completely changed my focus. As mothers, both of us noticed a clear gap and need in the market for soft play areas to keep our children’s activity and engagement levels...

Female foodpreneurs: Zareen Tasnim Omar on the success of Kavazo

      I always had the knack for baking, for as long as I can remember. I started baking my first dessert – a caramel pudding – with the help of my elder sister, at the age of 7. From then onwards, I never stopped baking, continuously experimenting with one recipe or another. The first time I mustered the courage to do it professionally was back in 2012, with a lot of encouragement from...

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Female foodpreneurs: Nadia Lakhani’s dessert boutique

There are people who are born with sheer talent. Many even figure out what they want from the early years of their lives. I, however, took several different turns before I realised my ultimate passion to become a chef. I started with studying business for my ‘O’ levels and then dropped it all during my ‘A’ levels to pursue architecture and then miserably failed at that attempt and reluctantly started pursuing a BBA degree with...