From the Diary Of
Shivani's Kitchen Ltd
Founded in 2014 by Shivani Dhamija, who moved to Nova Scotia in 2011 to be with her partner Abhishek Asthana. She moved here with a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from Fanshawe College to pursue a job here. She tried various media and public relations companies but had no luck. She's a very independent person who doesn't give up easily - so while waiting for her dream job she started working wherever she could find work. She worked at MacDonald's as a cashier, volunteered at the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and then as a front desk person at the Canada Games Center.
It was while working at the Canada Games Center that a friend of Indian origin told her that an Indian trucker friend she knew was missing home-cooked food and wanted someone to make food for him to take on his trips. He was Shivani's first client and helped launch Halifax's first packaged Indian Meal Delivery Service!
We initially called our company Home Made Tiffin but couldn't get the name registered. Finally, Shivani realized there shouldn't be anyone with her name selling Indian food. She applied to get Shivani's Kitchen registered, and the rest is history!
Taking a chance Shivani created a Facebook page publicizing her Meal Delivery Service and got a tremendous response. Then a second opportunity arose. People tried her food and wanted to learn to cook Indian Food. Our second line of business (Cooking Classes) began in 2015. People absolutely love our cooking classes! We still have our cooking classes but because of COVID19 we've had to pivot and delay!