Fashion met food on 29th july at the Delhi Baking Company, JW Mariott New Delhi Aerocity. A Chocolate making session hosted by the New-Delhi based International fashion Designer Ritu Beri with “Moms and Little Chefs” was one chirpy evening. Chirpy as we mention, as kids looked ever so excited and full of energy to don the chef’s hat and apron and work their way towards the kitchen tables neatly organised inside the Delhi Baking Company.
Ritu Beri looking ravishing in a long printed gown, was mingling around with all the crème-de-la-crème Mom’s of the Delhi society while Girish Krishnan, The Executive chef and the other chefs who were helping the kids at each table, kept the kids interest alive in baking.
We got a chance to have a brief-chat with the Executive Pastry Chef Narendra Lendave. Born and brought up and passed out from IHM Mumbai, Chef Narendra has worked as Pastry Chef at Grand Hyatt Doha and as Executive Pastry Chef at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Having also worked at The Leela Resorts, Mumbai and Westin Hotels, Hyderabad, he says baking is all about passion. If one has the passion, the creativity in this field is endless. Right temperature and concentration are the key ingredients to perfect baking. Someone who loves to add contemporary flavours to the traditional methods, Chef Narendra wants to start an Institute of his own someday in the future and that’s surely a great news for the budding bakers J