Cocoa Patisserie and Bakery was founded by Amrita Advani and Gayatri Shirke in 2014. Their passion for baking and their love for the culinary experience since their school days, drove them to train at Le Cordon Bleu London which eventually culminated into this creative venture named Cocoa.
Fun loving and light hearted both of them compliment each other like sugar and dough. Their motto in life is “follow your dream and the rest will follow”
Is a pastry chef and businesswoman born and brought up in Pune. Amrita completed her bachelors from the prestigious Maharashtra State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology and went on to study at the famous gastronomy school in London Le Cordon Bleu from where she completed her Patisserie Diplome. She worked in Harrods pastry department and went on to working at the 1 michelin star restaurant Yauatcha in London. She loves making macarons and icing cakes .
Is a pastry chef and businesswoman born and brought up in Pune. Gayatri completed her Bachelors in Commerce from Symbiosis College Pune, after which she completed her Masters of Business Adminstration from Pune University. Having a keen interest in baking and patisserie Gayatri fulfilled her dream by going to London to complete her Patisserie Diplome from the well reputed Le Cordon Bleu. To hone her skills further she went to work in South Africa. She loves baking bread and loves creating desserts.