Shashi's Ayurvedic Vegetarian Cooking Classes are managed and taught
Shashi was raised in a religious home and was surrounded by a large
extended family. Her granduncle, an Ayurvedic Vaidha and
a skilled cook, ensured that each meal in her home was cooked according
to strict Ayurvedic principles. She started learning cooking with
great interest at very early age under his guidance.
Immigrating to Canada in 1980 along with her children, Shashi was
one of the first to introduce St. John's, NF to Indian
cuisine, meditation and yoga through various
volunteering activities at community centres and schools.
After successfully graduating with a Diploma in "Food
Administration" in 1987, she opened her own restaurant
"Shashi's International Gourmet" in 1991 where
she served her own popular style of Indian cuisine. After
numerous requests from her customers, Shashi began teaching
vegetarian Indian cooking.
In 1996 she moved to Hamilton, Ontario where she provided catering
services and started her own skin care line Aromatic Body Care based
on Ayurvedic Herbs. Now residing in Toronto since 1999, she teaches
a very popular Ayurvedic Vegetarian Cooking course in the
city that emphasizes healthy, nutritionally balanced cuisine based
on Ayurvedic principles.