graduation. She personally feels that the Indian F&B market is going to go
through a huge transformation over the coming years with a transition towards
finer imported ingredients and gourmet food. Shivika studied Hospitality
Administration at Boston University in Massachusetts, USA during which she
completed two levels of internships with renowned chains like Marriott
International and Taj Hotels. It is while working with international chains
that she accumulated acumen to anticipate guest needs as she realised that
customization and a personal touch are the keys to success in this industry.
mom. I think seeing her zest and excitement to always grow and learn and to see
her always excel in whatever she does is very inspiring. She knows exactly how
to keep the charm alive! Other than that, Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and
Michelle Obama inspire me too!
celebrate such an occasion, I think even taking out a few minutes in the day
and being grateful for all those women who have inspired and helped you along
the path is important. However, I do want to also support one young females’
education whomaybe intrigued or inspired by the hospitality industry and
further work towards mentoring her.
women around the world on this occasion?
better way than through Oprah Winfrey quote “The more thankful I became, the
more my bounty increased. That’s because-for sure- what you focus on expands.
When you focus on the goodness in life, you create more of it”.
able to freely live your life with a sense of self-worth, respect and dignity,
its about being evolved and progressive in the way you think and choose to live
I’ve noticed everyone around is very encouraging. As a young woman who had
never lived in India, I found it tough to be aggressive and dominating. I felt
it was against my inner nature. However, I have come to realize that once in a
while, that inner fire in you must ignite in order to attain your objective.
creating opportunities for them-that’s my dream!
|Shivika Kothari, Founder- Meraaki Kitchen|