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Pooja Dhingra: An Indian pastry chef and Businesswoman.

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    She opened in India's first macaron store and is the owner of bakery chain Le15 Patisserie that specialises in macarons and a host of french desserts.
  • Dhingra was born into a family interested in gastronomy. Both her father and her brother Vaarun Dhingra are restaurant owners. When still young, Dhingra learnt the art of baking from her mother.
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  • She initially enrolled at a law school in Mumbai before quitting in 2004, switching careers to attend a hospitality and management course at the César Ritz school in Le Bouveret, Switzerland.
  • After completing her course, Dhingra returned to Mumbai and opened her first store in March 2010 with the single goal of creating Parisian styled culinary experiences in India.
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    In 2016,Dhingra expanded her enterprise, opening a new location called Le15 Café in South Mumbai.
  • The signature desserts named after French women will be featured, the cafe's menu includes simple, savoury food main course dishes.
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    When she opened her Mumbai business in 2010, she had a staff of only two. By October 2014, she had as many as 42. Her ambition is to open establishments throughout India.
  • She has been featured in national dailies and is a regular in fashion and lifestyle glossies not just for her abilities in the kitchen, but also as a dynamic businesswoman and inspiration to women.
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