Deepika Shetty is a certified chef by profession. A Mangaluruean raised in Mumbai and Bahrain, she is now based in Dubai, UAE with her husband, two children and their dog. She graduated from culinary school and worked in the industry for a while. Later she took off to explore her own path, taking on projects creating recipes and worked on building her brand shortgirlbakes, where she is known for desserts, sweets and savouries with Indian influences.
She is the author of Coconut Grove: Exploring Coastal Flavours. Having worked with food she realised the need to demystify traditional cuisines and methods for everyday cooking. She firmly believes food isn’t solely about nourishment, there is always emotion attached to it, and is many times a conversation starter around the dinner table.