A Journey from Rasoi Queen to an entrepreneur

“Nothing is better than going family and eating good food and relaxing.”
-Irina Shayk
When you or your mother cook food at home and you get a compliment, it makes you feel happy and inspires you to cook more and tasty food. But how many of you ever thought about taking the talent to next level? I guess very few. Reasons may be lack of knowledge about the opportunities or may be boundations or may be hesitation.
Keeping all the possible reasons in mind, COWE initiated to make house talent – an entrepreneur. COWE gave a chance, a platform to showcase the talent.
“Home talent needs to be nourished and should comes out of it, I never thought to organise any competition but it was just an idea to make woman an entrepreneur ” said COWE chair person Tripti Shinghal Somani.
The Confederation Of Women Entrepreneurs – India (COWE) organized culinary based event “RASOI QUEEN-Season-2” in Delhi. The concept of RASOI QUEEN is dedicated to all those cooking addicts who enjoys cooking and dream about working as a MasterChef.
RASOI QUEEN – a journey form ‘My Wife Is the Best Cook’ Or ‘Mummy Da Dhaba’ to evolving as a woman entrepreneur using her culinary skills is all about making it to RASOI QUEEN. Till now it was limited to her friends and family but now showcasing it to the world and flying high with her pans and spoons. And let’s be honest – more than a few of us have pretended our kitchen was a studio and we were the latest on Master Chef. RASOI QUEEN gives the real feel of studio cooking.
The event was being organized by COWE and it went to its finale on 19th September where participants were asked to replicate chefs dish and to prepare a mocktail. Dish was prepared by Chef Gautam Choudhary named ‘Hyderabadi Khatte baingan on the bed of cashew upma with Broccoli Keema’.
Chief guest Rakesh Sethi encouraged participants to take their talent forward and ask them not to stop. Judges Chef Nishant Choubey, Chef Prem Ram, Chef Happy Singh, Mr. Sourish Bhattacharya, Chef Gautam Choudhary and Chef Munish Pandit, Chef Vita Singh judged the dishes of participants and also motivated to work more and should not feel inferior if they haven’t won the show as all are winners that they reached to this level.
Winner Sapna Udaiwal said “My son encouraged me to participate in the competition”, she is a home maker yet she wants to take her talent forward and would like to take it as profession.”
Winner Sapna Udaiwal got a gift hamper of Rs. 50,000 along with a trip to Bangkok and franchise of Nita Mehta worth Rs 3.2 lacs, the 1st Runners-up Tina Matta took home a gift hamper of Rs. 25,000 and Franchise of Happy Singh Culinary Institute worth Rs 1 lacs and 2nd runners-up Poonam Maheshwari grabbed a gift hamper of Rs. 15,000.
“Great cooking is about being inspired by the simple things around you – fresh markets, various species. It doesn’t necessarily have to look fancy.”