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Founder & Creative Director

Growing up in a food-obsessed family, Kainaz's culinery journey started early when as a child she would help her mother bake and cook at home. A trip to France at the age of 16 became the life-changing experience that convinced Kainaz she wanted to be a chef. A graduate of IHM Mumbai, India’s leading Hotel Management Institute, and the Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development (OCLD) Delhi, Kainaz worked as pastry chef at the Oberoi Udaivilas before setting up the first Theobroma patisserie in 2004.

Kainaz has been the soul of Theobroma, and continues to be the driving force behind product excellence and innovation.

Baking a Dream

Read the Theobroma story in 'Baking a Dream' – by Kainaz Messman Harchandrai with Tina Messman Wykes

The book details Kainaz’s journey from student to chef to entrepreneur, and shares the joys and challenges of starting and growing a business in India. An inspiring read of overcoming obstacles and achieving one’s dreams. Published in 2020 by HarperCollins India.