Nalini Mehta started teaching Indian cuisine inspired health
and wellness cooking classes 12 years ago in New York
City. She began her career in the food industry as a culinary
instructor at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and
Health followed by Whole Foods Culinary Center, Institute of
Culinary Education and NY Open Center teaching
vegetarian cooking classes.
She has been a speaker at a range of institutions including
Asian Art Museum, Rubin Museum of Art, Princeton
University, Baruch College and the United Nations.
Through Route To India, Mehta offers corporate team
building classes (an array of vegetarian cooking classes) all
rooted in the science and philosophy of Ayurveda, along with
annual Ayurveda Culinary trips to India. Ayurveda as an
ancient science, recognizes the innate connection between
an individual's mind, body and emotions. The philosophy of
Ayurveda helps in building connection with oneself, others
and nature, giving a more holistic approach to personality
inventory than Myers-Briggs or other psychometrics often
used in corporations to build human resource development.
Nalini is also a meditation instructor with the Art Of Living
Foundation, a non profit organization, in consultative status
at the UN, that teaches stress release workshops in over a
Skills & Expertise
Culinary Skills and Education Recipe Testing Strategic
Partnerships Sourcing Product Development Pricing
Sales and Marketing Team Leadership Inventory Control
Food and Restaurants - Project Consultant
As a professional consultant, I provide expertise in recipe
development and testing, event planning, corporate and
community partnerships, marketing communications,
logistics, and branding.
As a seasoned chef and culinary expert, I create logical
instructions that are easy to follow for home cooks and
deliver reliably excellent results. Adding practical tips and
techniques that resonate with both the novice as well as an
As an experienced social and cultural educator, I thrive on
creating social connections and experiences through
corporate team building events, public cooking classes and
personal development workshops. Food for me is not just
the taste in your mouth but how one feels emotionally,
physically and spiritually after eating it.
Soft skills: excellent presentation skills...superb writer and
editor...works graceful under pressure...resourceful in
connecting with the right people/businesses...creative artistic
eye...self starter...comfortable working with other cultures in
business environment...dynamic public speaker
Specialties: Fine culinary knowledge, staff training, social
media, event planning, brand management, sponsor
cultivation, community partnerships and promotions, public
speaking, event development, strategic planning, luxury
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