Shaheen Peerbhai is a chef classically trained in French cuisine and pâtisserie at Le Cordon Bleu Paris and London and Centre de Formation d'Alain Ducasse in France. She has worked in Mumbai, Paris and London (Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, Lyle's, St. John) at establishments ranging from terroir driven bistros to 3-Michelin starred restaurants. She has won four prestigious scholarships from The Culinary Trust, USA (2011, 2013) and The James Beard Foundation, USA (2011, 2015) that turned her cooking school dreams into a reality. She's currently working on her first cookbook titled Paris Picnic Club with Barnes & Noble, NYC. She blogs at purplefoodie.com.