Chef Shikha Chhikniwala
Hailing from Vadodara, Gujarat, Shikha after completing her Bachelor of engineering in instrumentation and control from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Vasad, Gujarat, preferred to pursue her passion in pastry arts. She did her 'Candidate for Certificate', Graduation from L’Art de la Pâtisserie, The French Pastry School, Chicago, IL under the guidance of Chefs Sébastien Canonne M.O.F., Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, Chef Patrice Caillot and Chef Jonathan Dendauw. She further had the privilege of working with Chef En-Ming Hsu, Chef Sunny Lee, Chef Joel Reno and other acclaimed pastry artists and chocolate artisans. She also attended Nina Tarasova Masterclass.
After her stints with Elysia Root Cakes, Chicago, IL and La Folie, Mumbai, she started her own venture - L’amour Patisserie, Vadodara, where she is also Head Chef and handle the social media and marketing of the store. She specialises in creating menu for the events and brunches and has designed 50+ new products according to the season out of which 19 continue to be top seller in the pastry shop. She also started with only dessert menu added on savoury as well as brunches to it. She organise special events along with Lunches & Brunches for various private entities. She won the pink power competition for women empowerment competition held at popular mall on the city.