Anahita Dhondy

Anahita Dhondy

Anahita Dhondy comes from a family of Parsis settled in Delhi. Since childhood, her world has revolved around food, with her mother cooking and catering Parsi food and baking cakes. Anahita graduated with honors from IHM-Aurangabad, India, and received a Grande Diplome from Le Cordon bleu in London, and has trained at Taj properties, and the Bombay Baking Company at JW Marriott. An expert at French pastries and cuisine, 28-year-old Anahita cooks Parsi food from the heart at SodaBottleOpenerWala, where the spice mixes are supplied by her mother and the recipes come from her grandmother. Anahita advocates for sustainable food and zero food waste practices drawing upon cultural traditions through such organizations as the Chefs Manifesto, EAT Forum, and at various United Nations and FAO events. She was awarded “Indian of the Year” in the hospitality sector as chef manager of SodaBottleOpenerWala in 2017. Anahita is writing a Parsi cookbook that will be published by Harper Collins early next year. (Gurgaon, India) @anahita_dhondy