Location: New Delhi
Location: New Delhi
She’s a journalist, a cook and a food consultant. When she’s not busy out in the field or peering into the computer researching a new story, you can find Ruchira Hoon in her kitchen developing recipes and baking things for people she loves.
So far she’s developed the menu for several brands including Picante, The Piano Man, The Piano Man Jazz Club,The Lime Tree Café (in Islamabad) and Dirty Apron. She’s currently doing the menu for a bakery as well is associated with brands such as Del Monte and Baggrys.
A cookbook addict, Ruchira has been cooking since she was nine-years-old and has been throwing dinner parties since she was 14. She’s always dreamed of opening her own cafe and in 2011, she went on to be a participant in Masterchef India 2, where she made it to the top 12.
Since then, she hasn’t looked back and has appeared on several TV shows including Olive it Up and Guilt Free. She also has a number of Youtube videos in association with Indian Food Network on easy cooking.
In the last two years, she’s won several competitive cooking events. In 2013, she moved to Islamabad, where she cooked live every Saturday and taught people how to use organic produce creatively.
As a journalist, Ruchira has worked with two of the largest publications Hindustan Times and Bennet & Coleman in India and is currently freelancing. She’s been writing about food for over a decade and is now looking forward to writing her own book – but it’s got to have bits of murder in it. Why? Because she’s obsessed with crime shows.
She currents the editorial and marketing for BetterButter, a recipe aggregator platform. With over 14,000 recipes, this site is looking to be India’s first one-stop recipe shop.
She blogs at Cookaroo where she not only shares the recipes she’s developed or read about, but also her unique life experiences with food. Oh and also, she’s petrified of the camera.