Pooja Baid

Updated on: 04.04.2015


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Born: 06.04.1984 in Rajaldesar, Rajasthan


Phone: +919831748885
E-Mail: baid_pooja(at)yahoo.co.in



MA in Marketing, 2006 – University of Nottingham, UK (Ranked third)

Bachelor of Business Administration, 2005 – J.D. Birla Institute, Kolkata (Awarded Gold medal for securing highest grade in University)

Schooling – Loreto House, Kolkata (Awarded medal for securing third highest grade)

Additional Courses

Completed 10 days Vipassana Meditation Course, Dehradun

Certified Sangeet Prabhakar in Bharatnatyam (Indian Classical Dance)

Certified Graphic designer, Arena Multimedia, Kolkata

Certified Cake decorator, Wilton School, Chicago (USA)

Certified Chocolatier, Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy, Mumbai

Jain Studies

Comprehensively studied Jain principles, Tattva gyan, and Karmagranthas under the guidance of Dr. Manju Nahata

Teaching Experience

Founding member of iBelieve (Kolkata) that aims to teach Jain principles and moral values to children in the age group 6-15 years. Actively involved in developing the course material and teaching.


Conceptualized and started the Bistro, “Piccadilly Square” (Kolkata, 2008) that specializes in serving vegetarian European street food.

Landsowne Branch- 15 B Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata 700020

Alipore Branch- 16 L Judges Court Road, Kolkata 700027

Awards and Recognition

Zomato User’s Choice, 2014

Zomato User’s Choice, 2013

Awarded ‘Vishesh Samman’ (2013) by All India Terapanth Mahila Mandal

Awarded the Kingfisher Food Guide Award (2012)

Awarded the Telegraph Good Food Award (2012) for Excellence in the Cafe Category

Awarded the Telegraph Good Food Award (2011) for excellence in the Dessert Category

Awarded the Young Achiever Award (2000) in Gourmet Category, by FICCI FLO (Kolkata)

Media Coverage

Piccadilly Square has been featured in several leading newspapers and magazines, both regional and national (Facebook)

Some noteworthy media coverage-

Featured in “Women of the year”, The Telegraph, December 2014

“The Cup of good life”, Business Economics, April 2012

Featured in “Kolkata Kitchen Queen”, The Telegraph, March 2010

“Young Turk”, Marwar Magazine, September-October, 2010

Lectures and Others

Judged South Kolkata Mahila Mandal’s Cooking Competiton (2015, 2014)

Guest Speaker at Coffee Entrepreneurship Program (2014) organized by Coffee Board of India and Indian Institute of Plantation Management

Judged St. Xavier’s College’s Management Fest, ‘X-Calibre’ (2013)

Guest Speaker at East India Retail Summit (2013) organized by Images Group



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