Workshops

Workshops

Shonali is a trained chef and has also trained to be an instructor in Macrobiotics. She combines these skills to extend knowledge to larger audiences through her macrobiotic cooking courses.

Shonali has conducted over 300 workshops across the Country for organisations, corporates, and staff in hotel kitchens. She has also organised women-centric workshops on various subjects, including hormone health, liver health, detox, weight loss, kidney health, gut health, self-organ diagnosis, immunity, and skin and hair health. Each workshop includes a lesson plan, learning objectives, talking points, and hands-on activities. Some also involve cooking and handouts.

Interested in attending a workshop?

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As a group, corporate or individual, you can request Shonali to design a workshop suitable to your needs or select a workshop from the options below:

Shonali ran a successful catering service for 9 years, where she supplied Macrobiotic Vegan Meals to corporates, Bollywood stars, housewives, and people with ailments. Her experience as a Chef led her to develop a cooking workshop for the chefs of your household. She has run many workshops with domestic cooks, mainly in Hindi and English. You have the option to opt for a group or personal session.

Domestic Cooks Workshop

Train your home cooks with recipes from Shonali’s best-selling books and more. In a group session conducted in Shonali’s kitchen, your cooks will learn:

  • Using Fermented foods and drinks to provide good gut bacteria
  • Antioxidant-rich smoothies and juices
  • Probiotic-rich salads
  • Incorporating millet and whole grains in different ways
  • Stretching the legumes: going beyond the dal (high protein)
  • Collagen providing recipes: benefiting the hair, skin, nails and digestive lining
  • Sugar-free desserts
  • Plan a balanced menu, keep it hygienic, not overcook, and use oil and salt.
  • 4 hours over two days to cover 40 recipes (Ingredients provided by Shonali)
  • Class is conducted in Hindi and English
Private Cooking Lessons

Private Cooking Lessons

Shonali goes into your home to train the chef/homemaker/home cook on the following:

  • 20 healthy recipes to suit your diet regimen across all food groups
  • Recipes that shall be customised to suit your dietary needs and meal plan
  • Chefs will learn menu planning and how to cook different whole grains, beans, vegetables, and non-vegetarian if needed, over different food formats and cuisines.
  • At the end, a health recipe booklet plan will be handed over with recommendations and tips on menu plan for a week, necessary recipes, and sources for products/brands. Ingredients are to be supplied by the client, and a cutting list will be provided a day before to get dishes prepared by your home chef to save time.
  • Please note: Costing for commercial kitchens is different.

Would you like Shonali to train your cook?

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Shonali can deep dive into any topic that you wish. She brings to her chef training program takeaways that can be practically applied in the kitchen and are translated to your table. Some of the workshops include:

Fermentation 101

Fermentation 101

Set up your home fermentation station along with an in-depth understanding of fermentation and what these foods do for your health.

  • Learn how to make fermented foods and drinks that provide good gut bacteria: sauerkraut, papaya kimchi, ACV pickle, kefir, tepache, kombucha and more.
  • Class is conducted over a 2-and-a-half-hour session.
Hair Health Workshop

Hair Health Workshop

Your hair and scalp say a lot about your health. Enroll in this workshop to learn:

  • What organs are responsible for hair health & how to nourish them?
  • What parameters in your body (hormones, pH, the gut, etc.) affect hair health and how?
  • What foods work for hair health & how to include them in your diet. What home remedies work, and for what types of hair?
  • Source list: on hair oils, hair loss remedies and how to incorporate these into your regime
Skin Health Workshop

Skin Health Workshop

Learn how to eat your way to fabulous skin. This workshop covers:

  • Why does skin age faster?
  • Foods that nourish the skin and those that you should avoid
  • Antioxidants and skin health
Hormonal Health Workshop

Hormonal Health Workshop

Hormones can greatly affect physical and mental well-being. You can learn to eat your way to healthy and balanced hormones. This workshop covers in-depth:

  • What are the key stress and sex hormones?
  • What to eat to fuel them correctly?
  • Foods and lifestyle factors that trigger hormones in the wrong direction
Weight Loss Workshop

Weight Loss Workshop

Learn how to eat nutritionally balanced meals that help you not only lose the fat but also keep it off. It is not about a fad or crash diet; it is about building a sustainable lifestyle that enhances fat burn but fuels your energy. Enrol in this macrobiotic cooking class to understand:

  • Foods that help with weight loss
  • Portion and calorie control for meal planning
  • The importance of Gut health for weight loss
Gut Health Workshop

Gut Health Workshop

Your gut affects your entire body. Certain foods and lifestyle changes can boost your gut health naturally. A must for anyone looking to improve their overall well-being. This workshop covers:

  • Foods that build good gut bacteria
  • Fermentation and its importance for gut health
  • How does a leaky gut happen
Macrobiotic Cooking Class

Macrobiotic Cooking Class

Macrobiotics, as an approach, avoids foods that make for an imbalance in pH levels, i.e., it seeks to achieve a balance between acid and alkaline blood conditions and works towards creating strong immunity. Through this workshop, you will learn:

  • What is Macrobiotics?
  • Why use food as energy?
  • Basic food groups we need and how to work with each
A Macrobiotic Ramdan

A Macrobiotic Ramdan

This workshop guides you on how to prepare for a good Ramadan:

  • The fasting process and its implications on our health
  • What foods help set up the foundation for the entire day and why?
  • Digestive fire: How to keep ‘gut’ health up during the fast
  • Foods that are a ‘must’ and foods you could avoid when you open a fast
  • Demonstration of 2 foods that could help the fasting process

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Padmaja Rai

"I took up Shonallii's deep detox course last year, and I was intrigued to sign up for the hair health workshop when I found she was holding one. She is an excellent structured teacher and covered detailed intricacies that maintain or deteriorate hair health. From explaining the basics to building up the foundation, she covered it all. It was an extremely helpful and insightful session. I look forward to attending many more"

Padmaja Rai, Hair Health Workshop

Workshop Participant

“I always thought diet food is sad food! But it was delicious.”

Participant, Weight Loss Workshop

Workshop Participant

"Main pehli bar healthy khana seekh raha hoon. Mujhe bahut achcha laga, madam ka banane ka seekhane ka tareeka."

Participant, Domestic Cooks Workshop

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