I’m Shy (Shailaja desai), a Culinary Instructor for Adults, Teens & Kids @ Cookingwithshy,now based in Toronto. I have over 16 years experience of curating Cooking workshops and food consulting between Dubai, Toronto & Mumbai. I have a background in Food Science & Technology and I’m a certified baker.
- My most recent experience,being employed as an adjunct faculty at the Ramanath Payyade College of Hospitality Studies ,as a Head of Bakery operations coordinating practical & theory classes for First & Third year students (Bombay University hospitality curriculum Mumbai) (2014-2019)
- Was also instrumental in setting up Kids Baking workshops Mumbai (2014-2019)
- Collaborated with Masterchef Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana by creating digital content for his You tube channel and conducted various cooking and baking workshops in Mumbai (2014-2019)
- Extensive background of conducting Culinary Workshops in Dubai specializing in Indian & Global cuisine, Bread Baking, Desserts, Gluten free Baking and Kids cooking workshops.(Dubai, 2010-2014)
- Recipe Development for food brands and Menu Planning for restaurants. (2010-2014 ,Dubai)
- Freelance food writing for Gulf New (2010-2014 Dubai)
- Consulted part time for Curves Canada, which primarily involved Nutrition, Fitness and weight management solutions. Was trained by Curves International (USA) (Toronto, 2007-2010)
- Successful history of managing a Bakery Franchise (Mrs Fields Cookies) in Canada as hands on owner operator (Toronto, 2004-2007)
- Highly Proficient in Techniques of Baking & Cooking.
- In depth knowledge of Food Preparation and Science.
- Cookingwithshy conducts various Culinary workshops for Adults,Teens & kids. (Virtual Classes)
- Corporate Cook offs and Workshops
- Specialising in Indian, Middle Eastern and International Cuisine.
- These range from Appetizers,Main Courses,Soups & Salads and desserts
- Gluten free Baking and Cooking
- Low Carb and Keto friendly Cooking
- Baking Workshops
- Bread Making
- Eggless Baking and Sugar Free Baking
Most of these workshops are limited in groups of 4-6 people so as to give each participant individual attention. All printed recipes are provided.Individuals get to sample and take away preparation after the class.
Cookingwithshy is now virtual and now my workshops are available via Zoom. Do kindly get in touch with me at the telephone or email address provuded below if you would like me to curate a workshop customised to your needs and requirements.
Please do get in touch with me for any of the following services.
- Recipe and Brand development
- Restaurant Menu Planning
- Recipe brochures and recipes for websites
- Recipe testing and Product reviews
- Freelance Food Writing
- Social media and brand promotion consulting
- Instagram Ads and Sponsored posts
Would love to hear from you.
Shailaja Desai (Shy)