Shriya Shetty is a young chef who does not believe in doing things the conventional way. Her love for food made her want to be a chef but she decided to intern with restaurants in Mumbai and later abroad to train herself rather than go to hospitality school. She refused to be boxed as a pastry chef, where most women chefs tend to be slotted, and developed her skills in the 'hot kitchen' too despite her love for pastry (cold kitchen). She then left Mumbai and settled in the comparatively sleepy town of Mangalore to research and know more about the food culture of her own community. She started her bakery there as a cloud kitchen, did a few pop ups outside of the city and then had just opened her first retail counter, when the Covid pandemic and the lockdown reared its head. She used the period that followed to reset, try out fresh avenues including conducting online cooking workshops, wrote about local food traditions on social media, started her own podcast on Instagram before an amazing opportunity came her way to follow her dream of running a restaurant. Tune in to the latest episode of #FooodocracyForHer to find out why Shriya once said, 'I loved 2020,' and then connect the dots as she tells you about the three new restaurants and eateries - Buttercream Co, Pickles & Grains and The Loft - that she is about to launch at a new boutique hotel in Mangalore called The Avatar Hotel which is slated to open in April 2021. Who said that one should not dream big? Please subscribe to the channel and do share the video so that more people can listen to Shriya's amazing story.