Meet our Mentor: Kavita Mukhi
Kavita Mukhi (Kavita ma'am as we call her) is a name synonymous with the organic community in Mumbai and for us at Monks Bouffe, one of our earliest mentors and guide.
In 2015, when we began on this journey of getting safe food to the city of Mumbai, one of the 1st people we met was Kavita ma'am.
On a Sunday morning in Bandra at the 11+ year old organic farmers market we got a small window to catch hold of Kavita ma'am and all that I remember from that conversation is this passionate and clean hearted lady who spoke raw truth.
It was that day and then more than a year later when we had established Monks Bouffe that we were part of the same market where Kavita ma'am gave us an opportunity to present ourselves and learn about organic and about running a business in a fair and transparent manner.
The Bandra organic farmers market can been seen a incubation centre for some of biggest and cleanest organisations in the organic food space and all of this has been possible only because of Kavita ma'am's eye for the right souls, her passion towards the movement, her guidance and her raw critique if she feels something is not right.
We've been blessed to have started our journey from this very market and to have received all the support, guidance and feedback over the years - may it be about our products, new launch ideas, presentation, service, discipline and most importantly to always do things with an ethical conscience.
It's been more than 5 years and each Sunday that we are at market with Kavita ma'am around us - it feels like a recharge of our energy.