Bani Nanda

Founder & Chef, MIAM

Bani Nanda's love affair with Patisserie goes back to when she first experienced a taste of her mother's delectable home made cakes. Armed with a degree in Physics, this rush eventually led her to Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. A tryst at Dalloyau, one of Paris' oldest patisserie dating back over 400 years, brought out her passion in French pastry and desserts. Closer home, she worked at some of the most notable kitchens including The Oberoi, New Delhi, The Leela Chanakyapuri & Hyatt Regency. After a very successful stint, M 1AM was born, in a professional studio that she set up at home in 2015. Bani loves experimenting with flavours and techniques and that is seen in all her products. She also enjoys teaching and hosts an array of baking workshops for aspiring Chefs/entrepreneurs.

Backed with years spent in logistics, strategy and operations, Akshay Handa is the business head of MIAM. His background in business and growth hacking coupled with almost a decade worth of operational know-how made him the ideal fit for MIAM. We welcomed him into our team in 2018 and he played a pivotal role in setting up our flagship studio and cafe. Akshay is an avid golfer, the glue that binds the team together and the COO of MIAM.