On the World Chef Day, actress turned restaurateur Maria Goretti Warsi took to social media to pen an inspirational note and expressed her gratitude to the Chef’s in the world which helped and inspired her in her journey. Wife of popular Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi, Maria started her career as a VJ and then moved to acting but finally turned to cooking which she calls ‘her true calling’. With a degree in baking, she now runs one of the most popular food joints in Mumbai and has quite a few cook books in her name.
She took to her social media and shared a series of picture to mark every milestone of her culinary journey. She captioned it, “I started my food blog “The Maria Goretti Corner” in 2010, the same year I learnt baking from Sophia Polytechnic for a year. And just put my experiments on the blog, along with talking about life”
“I realised that, food and my insides are deeply connected. These food experiments and writing was catharsis to me…My first Chefs uniform was in 2011, from #TanteMarie Woking, a @gordongram holding , where I learnt the art of French cuisine, Boulangerie and simple cakes. I got back with a new skill set, and no plan. So I just went with the flow…My YouTube channel “The Maria Goretti Corner” was born in 2014. I wrote a book “From My Kitchen To Yours” that won the Gourmand Award in 2017… In the middle of all this, I got back to hosting on television, this time in my new avatar of a “chef”.
“I loved this new path, and continued doing demos, making menus and teaching kitchen staff. In 2018 I went off to Le Cordon Bleu London and Paris and did my Diploma in Patisserie. And an entire Eggless baking module from the SEP Mumbai…Do I have a plan? Oh yes!!! To be the best version of my self, satisfied like the cat that got the cream and sparkling from inside. So I’m working on that. The blue print is in my mind…”
“In the meantime, if you need a new menu, a revamp of your menu, you need to upgrade you’re or your kitchen staff’s skills, or then just want me to come over, and cook up a storm in your space…You know where to reach me…You can use this as my bio and my job application”