Being Women in the Media
— Published In (http://wearethecity.in) On Posted On 21 Jan 2015
I am a Rajasthani Brahmin raised in Hyderabad – a chef by profession. I have hosted 2000+ cookery shows for south Indian television channels. I write food related articles for different magazines and papers and am a food stylist. I run a cookery school by the name of Chef Ruchika’s Culinary School. We do kitchen training programs for the Indian Air Force, Indian Army, National Police Academy and MCEME, and also provide culinary services to them as and when required. We do team bonding activities in corporates like bake shows etc.
Giving a new dimension to my culinary career, I have run workshops in schools to enable mums to come up with creative ideas for preparing and presenting food for children. Mums know what kind of tantrums they have to face from their kids when it comes to preparing and serving food. I help them design menus for tiffin boxes so that they can serve healthy food, presented in a stylish way. Recently, I was part of a show for TV9 which addressed issues like preventing child obesity and malnutrition and discussed ways to prevent it. I have also done mother and kids shows aimed at increase nutritional awareness.
‘Hard work, honesty key to success in business’
–Published In (http://www.thehindu.com/), On October 22, 2012
There is more to succeeding in business, than money, said speakers at the Youth to Business Forum organised by Vijayawada Chapter of AIESEC, an international organisation run by students.
Accenture Institute for High Performance, India Lead, Raghav Narsalay, said business enterprises that gave importance to dignity of labour, the growth of people and other businesses, that strive to achieve “avoiding complacency or comfort zones” and to innovation, became very strong.
Asking the students to do the best in whatever they were doing Mr. Narsalay told them above Apple founder Steven Jobs who use the aesthetics he learned from calligraphy. Celebrity Chef Ruchika Sharma inspired the students by telling them the story of her success. She told them that she followed her heart and became a chef at a time when it was heckled as a profession both by her family and society. She told them about the difficulty she faced in establishing herself. Even today she is still learning doing a course in Indian Business School, Hyderabad.
Wheelchair to Catwalk – Ruchika Sharma
Published in (http://www.iuemag.com) on: 20th October 2014 with a title of Inspiring Stories, Unparalleled Glories !
If a woman has been through a major accident, had a five-inch screw implanted in her leg, was bound to a wheelchair for months, completed a challenging course at the Indian School of Business, won the class honours for her business plan and then went on to walk the ramp at a beauty pageant, all this while raising a family, running two culinary institutes and hosting cookery shows on TV, what would you call the saga? You’d call it a long story, perhaps! But would you care to know that it happened in a span of less than a year?
This satire is named- Ruchika Sharma. Sure, you might have known her from the 700 cookery shows she has hosted on TV or the workshops she has conducted for the National Police Academy, the National Industrial Security Academy, MCEME and such like. You might even have known her as a food virtuoso who runs two culinary schools. But her never-say-die spirit is a surprise all the same.