Chef of the Week, 15th February 2019 – Sagun Jain

Hello, Foodies and Buddies!

It’s time for a new Chef of the Week column and on this week’s edition, we are featuring Chef Sagun Jain – a highly popular Buddy who recently crossed the 1000 Meals Sold Milestone!

Talking to Chef Sagun, we asked her how she got started on FoodyBuddy and she replied that she got to know about FoodyBuddy from a friend of hers.

Having become a favourite Chef of many Foodies, she quickly crossed the 1000 Meals Sold Milestone and we asked what keeps her inspired to keep selling so regularly. She replied, “It is about the satisfaction which I get from my food-making skills.”

When quizzed on her most popular dishes, Chef Sagun said that her snacks – mainly Samosas and Khaman Dhokla – are at the top of the list.


Chef Sagun also said that it is the feedback from her Foodies which gives her the most satisfaction – especially when they say good things about the taste of her dishes.

We asked if she had any advice for new Buddies and she replied, “Please be regular and give your one hundred percent.” Short and sweet!

Chef Sagun also has some straightforward plans regarding her immediate future. She said, “I’ll continue to serve my customers and increase the number of orders slowly.”

Finally, this is what she had to say in closing. “I’m very happy with FoodyBuddy’s services, especially for giving an opportunity to ladies who are not able to go out and enjoy passion. Thanks to FoodyBuddy for giving this.”

Thank you so much, Chef Sagun for being such a key part of FoodyBuddy’s success and we wish you all the very best going forward 🙂

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Chef of the Week, 8th February 2019 – Sarika Palnati

Hello, Foodies and Buddies!

It’s Chef of the Week time and on this edition, we have Chef Sarika Palnati who recently completed 1000 Meals on the FoodyBuddy platform and is a highly popular Buddy for her tremendously good food!

Chef Sarika

This is what Chef Sarika had to say about her FoodyBuddy experience in her own words:

“Thank you to all the Foodies and Buddies because of whom I am here and have crossed 1000 Meals Sold! My inspiration is my Foodies, and without them I wouldn’t be here.

I remember when I was new to my apartment, I was looking for food online, and one of my friends told me about FoodyBuddy where I could get homemade food. It was from here that I decided to try serving people like me who were looking for homemade food.

I have completed my Masters in Information Technology from Australia but what I really enjoy is cooking. I love to cook new dishes with different recipes.

Basically, I didn’t have many friends but since I started selling on FoodyBuddy, I have found many friends in my Foodies! Nowadays, my Foodies wave at me when I pass through the clubhouse or the park and I feel so happy. Whatever I cook, I do it with love and passion. I love to cook and serve my Foodies. This is the inspiration I get is from my customers and the smiles on their faces when I deliver the food and their reviews on the FoodyBuddy app or WhatsApp groups really make my day.”

“Wheat Rava Upma, Semia Upma, Sambhar, and various Non-Veg Dishes are my specialities which my customers mostly like. I also get personal requests for food they want to eat, which I really love to do, ’cause I want my Foodies to enjoy and eat what they really want. I also really appreciate the feedback from buyers which makes me want to improve myself and serve them even better next time.

I am very serious when it comes to quality, quantity and hygiene. My suggestion to newcomers is to just cook with passion because you can reach your goal when you work with passion.

We were four in my family, and now FoodyBuddy has joined my family and we are five! All chefs in my community are very friendly with each other and cook happily. I would like to really thank FoodyBuddy for giving me this opportunity to serve my Foodies from the comfort of my own home!

And also a big thank you to the FoodyBuddy team for all the support you give us. Going forward, I don’t want FoodyBuddy to be limited to community premises because there are many people who want to eat homemade food at the office and even outside apartment communities! We would love to serve all the Foodies who want to eat homemade food.

Thank you to all the Foodies once again for your love and support. I would also like to thank my family for all the support and especially my two lovely kids who understand me when I go out to deliver the food.

Providing fresh, hot, and tasty food on time is the main challenge for me so I also wanna thank my mom for sharing her recipes and teaching me how to cook during my childhood and how to manage time while cooking. Finally, I want to thank my father who taught me to be strong and face any hurdles that come in my life!”

Thank you so much for all your lovely words, Chef Sarika, and we want to wish you all the very best going forward! You are such an important part of FoodyBuddy and one of the most amazing chefs! Congrats on this great achievement!

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Chef of the Week, 18th January 2019 – Shalini Panwar

Hello, Foodies and Buddies!

It’s time for our Chef of the Week column and on this edition we have Chef Shalini Panwar who recently crossed the 1000 Meals Sold Milestone and is fully deserving of this place in the FoodyBuddy spotlight!

We caught up with Chef Shalini and had a very interesting conversation about her FoodyBuddy journey.

When asked about how she got started on our platform, she replied, “My family and friends always used to compliment me for my cooking. Some of my friends suggested to me that I start selling my dishes on this app so others can also taste my cooking. My family also supported me for starting with such an exciting idea!”

Having quickly reached the 1000 Meals Sold Milestone, what is that keeps Chef Shalini motivated to keep selling?

“We all like genuine compliments! I keep getting so many good testimonials for my taste and quality which gives me enthusiasm for doing more and more,” she answered.

Chef Shalini has some truly delicious dishes showcased on FoodyBuddy and she told us some of her most popular and favourite dishes to cook.

“Chole Bhature, Aloo Tikki Chaat, Kadai Paneer, Paneer Butter Masala, Pav Bhaji, Pani Puri, Fresh Malai Paneer, Paneer Pakora, Besan Ladoo, Coconut Burfi, and lots more,” she said with a big smile!

Chef Shalini’s Foodies definitely love her cooking and she notes that many of them are regular customers who appreciate her food and keep ordering since her dishes are loved by even their kids!

Being such an established name on FoodyBuddy, we asked Chef Shalini if she had any advice for new and upcoming Buddies and she said, “I believe to give good quality food and use same ingredients what I use for my family. Maintain quality and consistency.”

Finally, we quizzed Chef Shalini on what her plans for the future are and she replied, “I got a very good platform through FoodyBuddy to fulfil my aspirations.  I started with my own apartments and now my customers are in multiple apartments and I wish to keep growing!”

Thank you so much for such an insightful conversation, Chef Shalini, and we would like to wish you all the very best going forward 🙂

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Chef of the Week, 11th January 2019 – Rekha Maurya

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It’s Friday, which means its time for our latest Chef of the Week column and this week, we are featuring Chef Rekha Maurya who has crossed the 1000 Meals Sold Milestone on FoodyBuddy recently!

We caught up with Chef Rekha and asked her about her FoodyBuddy journey starting with how she got started on our platform.

She replied, “I always had a passion for cooking but never had a platform. When I got to know about FoodyBuddy, I realized that this is what I have been waiting for. I started with Amritsari-Stuffed Paneer Kulcha with Chole and it was so loved by the Foodies that it became my signature dish. This encouraged me to introduce a variety of dishes and see my passion turning into glorious reality.”

So, what keeps Chef Rekha motivated to keep selling on FoodyBuddy? She said, “I believe any Chef gets motivated when his or her food is appreciated by Foodies. I firmly believe that FoodyBuddy has given a great platform, not only to me but to all the Chefs and has allowed their rich talent for cooking to reach the outside world. Last but not least, I have huge support from my family to continue with this passion of mine.”

We asked Chef Rekha what her specialities and most-loved dishes were and she replied, “My speciality is Punjabi and North Indian food. My favorite dishes that I like to cook, but not restricted to, are Amritsari Paneer/Aloo Kulche with Chole, Chole Bathure, Vada Pav -Mumbai Style, Delhi Style Samosa, Delhi-Aloo-Tikki Chaat, Kadhai Paneer, Shahi Paneer, Paneer Lahori, Paneer Parantha, Langar Halwa, Malpua-Rabri, Assorted Khoya Modak, Italian Pasta, and Italian Calzone.”

“My most-ordered dishes are all my Paneer dishes like Kadhai Paneer, Shahi Paneer, etc, Vada Pav, and Samosa!”

Being such a special seller on FoodyBuddy, we asked Chef Rekha if she had any special interactions with Foodie and she answered, “I had several humble interactions with Foodies when I was able to cook food for them on an urgent basis – within an hour. There were situations like the arrival of sudden guests, sudden demands from kids, etc!”

Chef Rekha also had some words of advice for new sellers on the FoodyBuddy platform. She said, “FoodyBuddy is a great platform and cooking is a passion, an art. Focus on quality, understand your customer and you will have a great time seeing your passion turned into reality!”

Finally, we quizzed Chef Rekha on her future plans and she said, “I want to continue to keep my passion of cooking alive. I believe in God and will accept the way life will be driven by God.”

Congrats to Chef Rekha for her awesome contributions to FoodyBuddy and would like to wish her all the very best going forward 🙂

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Chef of the Week, 4th January 2018 – Pragati

Hello, Foodies and Buddies!

It’s the first Chef of the Week feature for 2019 and we are featuring Chef Pragati who recently crossed the 1000 Meals Sold Milestone!

We asked Chef Pragati how she got started on her FoodyBuddy journey and she said, “My FoodyBuddy journey started approximately one year back and I came to know it from my husband. One day, he received a message from our apartment, Avalon’s, group that FoodyBuddy has started soon in our apartment. He encouraged and suggested to me that I can join the FoodyBuddy platform and go forward with my passion for cooking!”

Having been such a steady presence on our platform and having crossed the 1000 Meals Sold Milestone, we quizzed Chef Pragati on what keeps her motivated to keep selling. She said, ” My motto is, ‘Good Food, Good Life!’ I posted my first dish – Delhi Style Matara Kulcha – and when I get in my first orders, the awesome feedback from my buyers about my food inspired me a lot.

The most important thing for me is the support of my husband. He always motivates me and when sometimes I get many orders, he always helps me by taking care of our children. My husband’s and my buyers’ support always inspires me to keep cooking good food.”

So, what exactly are Chef Pragati’s specialities?

She answered, “I hail from North India so I mainly cook North Indian and Punjabi dishes – which are my specialities. My favourite dishes is Kadai Paneer and Punjabi Kadi.”

We also asked Chef Pragati what her most popular dishes are and she said, “My popular dishes are Chili Kadai paneer, Achari Aloo with Methi Poori, Stuff Parathas, Punjabi Paneer Bhurji. These are mostly liked by all my buyers and I always received good comments.”

Chef Pragati’s buyers certainly agree and she told us about some good interactions she’s had with her Foodies.

“There are many special interactions with my Foodies. Many aunties, uncles, and friends call me ‘Chef Pragati!’ which sounds amazing.

When sometimes aunties and uncles appreciate my food, I feel very glad because they have tasted many types of tasty food in their life but they still like my food. They always appreciate and tell me that I’m a really good chef and there is some magical taste in my food and to keep cooking such tasty food!”

Having been so successful on the FoodyBuddy platform, we asked Chef Pragati what advice she has for new Buddies and she replied, ” FoodyBuddy is the best platform where we provide the healthy, hygienic home cooked food because health comes first. It does not require any coaching. It just needs your passion for cooking.”

When asked about her future plans, Chef Pragati replied, “I want to continue my journey with FoodyBuddy. Foodybuddy is a wonderful platform, and the future is bright with lots of name and fame.”

Finally, Chef Pragati had this to say. “I would like to thank the wonderful FoodyBuddy team and especially (FoodyBuddy Co-Founders) Akil and Rachna who give us the opportunity to show our cooking talent. God bless you keep up the good job!”

Thank you so much for such kind words, Chef Pragati and we wish you all the best going forward 🙂

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