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Humans love having sumptuous meals and delicious drinks. Fortunately, the world has an abundance of food and drink as well as a plethora of options to choose from.

Through their amazing products and companies, foodpreneurs are investing their time to give their customers a variety of indulgences that ranges from tasty treats, healthy meals, and delicious drinks. Others put some of their products or ingredients on retailers’ shelves to help customers prepare tasty meals at home.

Some of Foodpreneurs are women who were for many years just homemakers. However, today these women are equally competing with most successful male counterparts in the hospitality industry.

The article will highlight 10 strong female food and beverage foodpreneurs who have carved their niche in the male-dominated restaurant industry across the world.

Aanal Kotak

The Secret Kitchen

Aanal won the cooking show at age 20 and became the youngest cooking expert. Additionally, The Secret Kitchen owner and celebrity Chef made the largest Christmas plum cake that was displayed on 24th December 2018 in India.

The foodpreneur has redefined the hospitality industry in India through multiple offerings like The Baking Culture, Akshada, and The Secret Kitchen. She has also invested her soul, heart, and business acumen into creating a distinct identity in the country.

Anna Richey & Alla Ouvarova

Two Chicks

Anna introduced egg whites to the UK after visiting the US and observing how popular the cholesterol-free, lower-calorie alternative was. The two cofounders studied the market, saw an opportunity, and launched the egg white in cartons.

Today, you can find several convenient egg-based products such as fresh ready-to-use pancake mix, ambient egg white, organic and free-range liquid egg white both in the UK and overseas.

Introducing a new product in the market was a big challenge for Ann and Alla, but with creative marketing, the cofounders were able to raise awareness of this new product category born out of their love for healthy, tasty food.

Hilda Hosh

Chez Hilda Patisserie and Confiserie

Hilda has an interior design background but decided to combine that skill with making sweets. She began by designing cakes, creating flavor combinations, best mixes, and then produced divine-looking and tasting cakes.

Later she began teaching other ladies and opened a store that offered chocolate and drinks besides cakes. Today Hilda has two establishments in the heart of Amman and plans to expand to other cities.

Karen Prado & Jacques Groenewald

ChimiLove

The duo is behind ChimiLove. Jacques is South African while Karen is Colombian and so he fell in love with his wife and her homeland. It has taken 10 years to define ChimiLove recipes, and this has led to a unique mix of plant-based products and 100% natural, high-quality ingredients that add great flavor and a delicious taste, thus elevating your dish.

The South American sauce and marinade are addictive, and it aims to encourage people to have fun cooking and eat well all by adding flavor to their dishes.

Because ChimiLove products are sustainably produced and packaged, the family donates some of its profits to #justonetree to help plant trees across the world.

Lidija Abu Ghazaleh

Lidija’s Kitchen

Lidija is a passionate cook, die-hard dreamer, and writer who dived in the world of culinary to showcase the magic that happens in the kitchen. The founder of the Dubai-based catering company began by cooking for loved ones, but later, her business grew entirely organic. She believes food is a great way to people’s hearts ad much of her work is through word-of-mouth.

Her website overflows with her favorite dishes like spicy shakshuka eggs, strawberry scones, sweetcorn salsa, chicken, and mango salad.

Besides being a foodpreneur, Lidija focuses on destination, fashion, and lifestyle. As a writer, she creates passionate content and walks readers through the full experiences.

Miti & Somi

Toro Churro

Miti cofounded Toro Churro with her sister Somi to help bring the New Zealand franchise to Mumbai. Operating the dessert parlor in Mumbai is not easy because people take dessert after dinner, yet restaurants are not allowed to operate late at night.

However, the two sisters have been able to offer a memorable customer experience, thus achieving long-term success and generating customer loyalty.

Further, the parent company gives the franchisee the premix and equipment to help them maintain high-quality products. On the other hand, Jain has to employ her expertise to meet Indian market expectations, satiates their cravings, and attract customers.

Rouba Khalil

Rouba Khalil Kitchen

Rouba began her career in finance and engineering operations. Later, she decided to join the French culinary Institute to help her pursue her passion and work for various New York establishments. She later founded Rouba Khalil kitchen in 2014 in her homeland in Beirut.

She now offers boutique catering services in the city. The establishment makes cakes, ice creams, sauces, snacks, glazes, pasta, and more on orders, and the restaurant replenishes its stock daily.

Shine Kashyap

Aife Café

Shine is an interior designer and graffito artist, but because of being related to the hospitality industry through her father, who had a catering business for over 50 years, she decided to venture into the F&B space as well. Her husband is the founder of The Crude House Café, and now Shine owns the brand Aife café situated in Satya Niketan that sells mouthwatering special dishes.

Shine Kashyap handles the marketing dynamics of her brand and is involved in its daily operations.

Swati Upadhyay

Concu

Swati and her husband, Chef Sahil Taneja, founded Concu in 2012 to bridge the gap in the dessert market. The Hyderabad-based French patisserie offers a wide range of delectable savories comprising signature desserts, beverages, and cakes in a European-like ambiance.

The Concu is cozy and has fancy customized cookies, cakes, and different types of quick bites. The couple introduced the European desserts in Hyderabad because the American option was too sweet and fudgy. They were the first to introduce the concept of Macarons, and when the idea peaked, they moved to a second location and expanded their menu to include burgers, pizzas, and salads.

Therefore Concu is a one-stop shop for fancy customized cookies, cakes, and quick bites.

Sweta Shivani

Waffle Bites

The Belgian café Waffle Bites offers dessert options besides pastries and ice creams. To redefine customer experience, Shivani updates the waffle every 3 months.

Waffle Bites offers crisp waffles that are fluffy on the inside but melts when you put them in your mouth. Death by Chocolate Waffle one of the Waffle Bites’ popular variety.

The foodpreneur visits other waffle stores in her city to benchmark and draw inspiration from them because of growing dessert options from independent creameries and chain-based dessert stores.

One of her biggest challenges is labor shortages, and the quality of employees affects the brand reputation, overall labor expenses, and income.

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