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About Rashmi

Rashmi Uday Singh

World Gourmand cookbook Award winning author of 40 food books & TV host

Trailblazing author of India’s first city-restaurant guide, and the world’s first vegetarian guide to Paris)

Having studied journalism, English literature, law, management and gastronomy in Paris, Rashmi worked for the Indian Revenue Service (1977 batch ) and 13 years later resigned as Commissioner of tax. She continued to write articles right through her Tax days.

BBC trained, presenter of several international and national food shows, Rashmi has been knighted by the government of France.

Over 30 years ago, Rashmi was invited to start the first regular weekly restaurant column for The Times of India in Mumbai. Having written weekly food column for The Hindu (7 years), a weekly Health column for the Indian Express (15 years), Monthly food column for Dainik Bhaskar (4 years ) Times Life Regular articles to CondeNast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Vogue, India Today Spice, Robb Report and many other national and international publications.

Rashmi Uday Singh’s Good food Academy ( has a roster of brilliant chefs and teachers ) Rashmi Uday Singh’s Good Food Galerie (Crossroads mall) was a huge success too.

Rashmi was the India contributing editor of ‘Miele Restaurant’ guide the Asia food guide. Consulting editor Femina too.

She is currently on the advisory board of Hello Magazine India.

She continues to travel & research her next TV show and 41st book "The ultimate global vegetarian". For her, its culinary exploring and sharing that is very important. The most important are the readers of her columns and social media. Through her #foodieblindates with strangers who are foodies she explores her beloved Mumbai and other culinary capitals of the world. And shares & spreads deliciousness.

Her latest passion project

HospitalityHope.org is to serve up hope. She's financing this job portal with her personal savings. No revenue model, no sponsors. It is to connect the world. To enable job seekers in the hospitality industry to find suitable exciting jobs, internships, stages around the world.

After receiving so much love and caring and deliciousness  from the hospitality industry for over 3 decades of writing and TV, this is Rashmi s way of making the world a delicious happy place. One click at a time.

Rashmi Uday Singh
Rashmi Uday Singh

Rashmi Uday Singh has many firsts to her credit...

Rashmi Uday Singh has many firsts to her credit... India’s first ever city-restaurant guide to Mumbai in 1997, Nightlife guide to Mumbai followed by the City restaurant guide to Pune 4 years later. The world’s first vegetarian guide to Paris has been making global waves as has her vegetarian cookbook Around the world in 80 plates. India’s first ever complete TV show "Health Today" was produced, scripted, directed, presented by her. Her weekly health column in The Indian Express was popular for fifteen years. She published and wrote the Sunshine good food recipe book for SPJ Sadhana school for the differently abled. Rashmi also wrote the legendary Dr RP Soonawala’s biography “Lifegiver” published by Harper Collins.

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Having graduated in English Literature (Hons) LSR ( University of Delhi)) she went on to do her law (LLB) Government Law College (University of Mumbai. Masters in Management (Jamnalal Bajaj…University of Mumbai) & Journalism( Bombay College of Journalism. University of Mumbai).

She also completed her higher studies in Gastronomy (HEG) in Paris at Le Cordon Bleu and the University of Rheims.