Aditi Dugar

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Mumbai native, Aditi Dugar started her career in finance. After an undergraduate degree in business, she pursued a Master of Commerce and earned Chartered Financial Analyst.  

In 2012, Dugar left finance to launch boutique catering company, Sage and Saffron – favoured by tastemakers from Dior to Vogue. Eager to further immerse herself in hospitality, Aditi apprenticed at some of the world’s best restaurants. She did stints in the pastry kitchens at La Petite Maison & Michel Roux Jr’s two Michelin-starred Le Gavroche. She trained with a vegetarian street food vendor & staged at Bangkok restaurant Bo.Lan. In 2016, Dugar opened Masque, a modern Indian restaurant using exclusively Indian produce, Masque was the country’s first tasting menu-only restaurant and consistently ranks the best restaurant in India, ranked #16 on Asia’s 50 Best (#1 in India)–the only restaurant on the list operated by a woman restaurateur. 

Dugar owns & operates TwentySeven Bakehouse; oversees the kitchen at Seesaw Café & is an advisor to ARAKU Café, a sustainable coffee-chain. 

 Photo Credit -Avinash Jai Singh