UB alum and MasterChef India winner whips up a treat

Nikita Gandhi 10-5-15

Nikita Gandhi, B.S. ʽ14, returned to campus Monday, Oct. 5 to give a cooking demonstration in the Flying Fruit Café at the Angelos Law Center.

She is seen preparing an avocado milkshake.

Gandhi, who studied at the Merrick School of Business, is the youngest winner of the MasterChef India Season 4 reality series. The Abu Dhabi native was named India’s top vegetarian chef – a title that came with a golden chef’s coat and a prize of 10 million rupees (roughly $150,000) – on April 12.

In an April 13 interview in The National, an Abu Dhabi publication, Gandhi said she was “extremely excited” by her victory in the 11-week, 67-episode drama.

“I had barely any sleep last night,” she told The National. “I kept waking up because I was still living in a dream! I was like, ‘Is this actually real?’”

Asked who inspired her as a chef, Gandhi responded, “My mum.”

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