Hyderabad: Chef Priya Bhopal and Maria Goretti celebrated International Women’s Day by sharing their journey of supporting each other through challenges and triumphs as women. They gathered at Spero Patisserie in Jubilee Hills where they talked about their friendship and how they helped each other achieve their dreams. Maria also shared the recipe for her award-winning ‘Orange Cake’ during the event.
Chef Priya Bhopal, the owner of Spero, shared that she was a financial analyst initially. However, after taking a break and getting married, she pursued her passion for cooking and completed her culinary course from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. She then worked in Spain before opening her own café. Maria Goretti, a former MTV VJ and author, also attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris where she met Priya.
Maria said, “I used to work on TV, but now I write books. My first book, ‘From my kitchen to yours,’ won an award. I have a poetry book coming out in 10 days.”
The pastry chef was inspired by her children to pursue baking professionally. She went to Paris to study and later opened a café in Hyderabad.
Maria spoke about women empowerment and expressed her happiness in seeing women rising in various industries. Priya agreed with her. The event was attended by many women from Hyderabad who were entrepreneurs, bakers, influencers, writers, and from various other fields. They all came together to celebrate each other.