January 2016, London
Hi! My name is Shaheen.
I am a chef, both pastry and cuisine, with an affinity for the sweet stuff. I am classically trained at Le Cordon Bleu Paris and am pursuing my Diploma in Superior Culinary Arts at Alain Ducasse Education in Argenteuil, France. I’ve gained experience and worked at restaurants in London and Paris. The most recent being 1 Michelin-starred Lyle’s in Shoreditch.
I have won four prestigious scholarships from The Culinary Trust, USA (2011, 2013) and The James Beard Foundation, USA (2011, 2015) that turned my cooking school dreams into a reality. These scholarships are awarded to just one candidate each year.
I’m currently working on my first cookbook to be published in Spring 2017 with Sterling (Barnes & Noble), USA.