With 20 years of experience in the world of culinary, I believe that food is like oxygen to me. Food for me is God.
I am privileged to be a Chef and a mentor. If I had to say what my biggest achievements were, then I would say shaping the careers and motivating thousands of students, especially the budding chefs of tomorrow, mentoring them and I am indeed blessed to see my students excel in their careers and holding immense respect, gratitude and love for me.
I believe that the food that I cook and prepare should not only touch the hearts but also the souls of the people relishing it.
I am presently working as a Program Head, Culinary Arts, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh at the ITM Institute of Hotel Management at Nerul, Navi Mumbai. I am also working as a Hospitality and Food Consultant, Speciality Chef and Food Author at www.plattershare.com, Speciality Chef with www.Percept Knorigin.com, www.cinecurry.com and Oxygen Infotainment, and as a Food Author with www.pioneerchef.com, theurbanspice.com www.pinksworth.com, www.tanyamunshi.com
I own my personal website: http://www.chefreetuudaykugaji.com/. I am also a member of Western India Culinary Association (WICA)
I am into writing recipes both Desi (Indian) and Videshi (International) and articles for various online and offline publications.
In the past, I have also contributed as an Associate Professor at D. Y. Patil University, School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Navi Mumbai. At the D.Y.Patil University and Stadium, I had planned menus and prepared the most delectable and exotic cuisines for the Former Hon. President Of India Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Tai Patil, ‘The God of Cricket’ Mr. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, ‘The Great Wall of Indian Cricket’ Mr. Rahul Dravid and various other dignitaries and eminent personalities. Intricately prepared cuisine designed to capture a delicious and exciting range of flavours, textures and aromas. I have handled special food preparations for IPL matches, T 20-20, International Cricket Matches at the D.Y. Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai. I have cooked the most delectable cuisines for small to very large numbers.