They say the heart of the home is in the kitchen so why not bring your little ones to the kiddies cooking sessions which will inspire young people to have fun with food. Whether it be sweet, savoury, healthy or fruity there will be plenty of sessions to get their tongues wagging as they learn how to make lots of treats! This will be an unmissable experience!
To take part in these cooking sessions you will need to visit the Little Chef Zone at the festival 30 minutes before each session and register your child’s name.
Indian Master Chef Winner Nikita Gandhi to host kids cooking sessions!
We are excited to announce that Indian Master Chef winner Nikita Gandhi will be taking Kiddies Cooking classes at the festival! She is excited about cooking with the kids!
Here is a little bit about her!
Born and raised in Abu Dhabi, I’ve been cooking independently since the age of 8 years. I moved to America for college and graduated in 2014 in Business Finance. During that time I also started a food blog and a YouTube channel called “theveggiefix”. Cooking and baking had always been a huge part of me, although I realized only after four years of studying finance that I want to make food my career. Very soon I flew down to India and was found queued up in the audition lines for Masterchef India Season 4 and later the winner of the season. Masterchef India marked the beginning of my real-world culinary journey that happened to continue as I interned in pastry at Abu Dhabi’s renowned property, Beach Rotana Hotel.
My greatest culinary inspiration has been my mother who is a great cook but not a baker. My mother never baking a cake in my childhood is probably the reason why I find curiosity in the art of creating pastry today. Additionally, being a vegetarian and having won the world’s first vegetarian Masterchef, my expertise undoubtedly lies in
vegetarian cooking and baking. Masterchef as a culinary competition had constantly encouraged us to imagine and create the non-existent, which I try to follow even now post the journey. Along with participating in a series of events in various countries involving live cooking shows, demos, workshops and wedding menu designing, I had the privilege of preparing an exclusive meal with Chef Sanjeev Kapoor and his team for the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. Additionally, I have also been part of the Dubai Food Festival and Taste of Abu Dhabi previously. Apart from the ongoing events, I have been successfully teaching vegetarian cooking and baking independently
since the last 2 years and I wish to continue to share my passion, inspire others and get inspired through this journey.