Shagun Mehra draws her gastronomy inspiration from her time training and working all over the world. She was educated in hospitality at Switzerland’s renowned Ecole Les Roches, and fine-tuned her culinary skills at Paris’ Le Cordon Bleu. She recently completed a training at the Basque Culinary Center in San Sebastian which is said to be the Mecca for Avant Garde Gastronomy. She was handpicked to represent India by ICEX Spain. While in Spain, Shagun cooked a 4-Hands dinner with top Barcelonian chef Xavier Pellicer. The dinner was an Indian inspired meal using Spanish produce and was featured by La Vanguardia as being a huge success.
Shagun co-founded the first accredited Wine School in India and has personally trained top hotel, airline and restaurant staff across the country on the finer points of food and wine.
Shagun is a director at her family hotel in Vadodara, she is also co-owner and Director of Cuisine at the luxury award winning resort Coco Shambhala Goa & Sindhudurg.
In addition to being named one of the top 5 craftspeople in India by The Luxury Edition of Fortune Magazine, her passion for food led her to host and feature in a variety of shows for networks such as Ping, Living Foodz, Arré and India Food Network.
Shagun is incredibly passionate and enthusiastic about wildlife and animals, particularly conservation and care, which led her to co-found the Ear to the Wild Foundation and she works with the Wild Life Institute of India to save Elephants from train collision deaths. She is also working with the Goa Forest Department to arrest Turtle & Dolphin deaths.
She believes in giving back to the planet and making her life useful towards a better future for the generations to come.