A die hard foodie by nature, mentor for many home chefs and a social entrepreneur, Shalini Lall is proudly inspiring 30K ladies in the culinary field. She also runs a big food group that goes by the name ‘Lucknow Chefs’. Shalini Lall is a major contributor to changing the food scene in Lucknow today. Shalini takes many cooking classes for young girls, newly married ladies in which her experienced members teach them cooking skills at just nominal charges or sometimes even for free.
An engineer by profession, Shalini now lifts many ladies in the field of cooking. She aspires women to showcase their talent too and make an earning along with following their passion for cooking.
Her father’s words- “Respect food and the person cooking it because there is no life without food” are what keep her encouraged and are the driving force for her to do better and better. She says that celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar, also a native of Lucknow is her inspiration as well as her mentor.
Shalini is of the belief that there is nothing wrong if a woman stays in her house. She is empowering women in such a way that along with serving delicious food to their family, they can also be entrepreneurs at the same time. Now, many chefs from Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi and Meerut have started their own cooking classes. They have also participated in many cooking competitions, won many awards and are earning confidence and new zeal of life.
Shalini Lall has given a new meaning to the lives of house wives by making them realize what an important role they are playing by feeding their whole families. This has given them confidence and happiness among families because the ladies are full of life now.
Shalini also does many noble deeds. She, along with group members often visits slums to distribute food amongst the poor. They often carry cakes with them and make kids who regularly attend school and score good marks cut them. This, in turn, is boosting the morale of kids and making them perform better in their academics.
For her amazing work, Shalini Lall has gained appreciation in the form of many awards. She has received awards from Ansh foundation, Stri samman award, Veerangna award, Women power award by Helpu trust. Yet, she believes that the love and blessings that she gets from people are her biggest achievements.
Shalini Lall: Future plans
Shalini dreams of opening restaurants all over India that are solely women driven. She also wishes to start food vans driven by females by which they can serve food outside the hospitals, in old homes, to hungry people lying on footpaths with empty stomach.