CHENNAI: Eat, Pray, Love – as much as we love the best-selling and starring Julia Roberts, here are women – entrepreneur moms from Chennai – who are following the simple principle made popular on celluloid, and have a fan base that swears than by their service.
SAJINA SHEMZE, baker
As a business owner, Sajina Shemze, owner of The Chef House, is one happy camper. This cloud kitchen offers a variety of wonderful cakes, unique starters and Malabar cuisine dishes. The Chef House gained popularity after introducing Pull Me Up Biscoff cakes to Chennai. The cake recipe is an original concocted by Sajina after realizing the biscoff flavor craze.
She boasts of an impressive clientele with celebrities like Kiki Vijay, Shalini Ajith, Harris Jayaraj, Director Shankar, Aishwarya Rajesh, Cricketer Murali Vijay and several others. His bestselling Kunafa Prawns, which is an original curation, is unique. She turned a dessert into a starter.
So how did ‘The Chef House’ come about? “I only cooked for my family. During lockdown, I started blogging everything I cooked at home on my social media account. People liked the content and through the page I sometimes received orders. From time to time, I took cake orders from my friends. This slowly led me to take on full-time orders and work on running my full-fledged business.