Pakistani Chef Placed on 30 Under 30 List of ‘Forbes’

A Pakistani culinary artist, based in London, has been placed in the prestigious 30 Under 30 list of Forbes.

Back in the year 2015, Zahra Khan decided to move to London to fulfil her dreams and attend the culinary school of Gordon Ramsay, the well-known celebrity chef. She enrolled in the Tante Marie Culinary Academy and is now working hard on becoming a big name across the world. 

Khan opened up her own café by the name Feya Café, located near Bond Street in Central London. This was a dream of hers, which she recently fulfilled. She took to social media to talk about how blessed she is to have been recognized as a game-changing and emerging entrepreneur. 

The 29-year-old also thanked her employees, who are primarily women, saying how deeply humbled and grateful she is. She went on to commend her teams who work with her at Feya, as well as Dyce, for their determination and unconditional support. 

The publication revealed how the initiative taken by the entrepreneur had empowered women living in the UK. She, being an immigrant, defied the cultural stereotypes of Pakistan women and decided to launch a career in the UK to help women become financially independent. 

Forbes noticed that Khan is a mother of two, who runs Feya shops and cafes. She also employs female illustrators to create designs for her packaging, 30-full time staff, and makes a donation of 10% of her retail profits. This donation is aimed towards providing professional coaching for females. 

The 29-year-old gave an interview previously in which she revealed that she had dreamt of owning a place with floral and pastel interiors that served colorful drinks and had a well-curated brunch menu. She added that her dream came true as a result of hard work and numerous sleepless nights. Concluding, Khan said that the secret to the expansion of her company comes from keeping up with the latest food trends, meeting the demands of the customers, building a strong team, and raising awareness.