“Afroza Naznin Shumi is a successful Randhon shilpi and the pioneer of culinary arts in Bangladesh. Spreading her knowledge in the creative culinary platform. She has also completed her MBA in Human Resource,became a creative person and the founder of Shumes Live kitchen, and proved herself as a successful entrepreneur while promoting job to reduce unemployment problem from Bangladesh, supplying food door to door, promoting her branding over the periods of time; who has faced a lot of social barrier in her business. According to her, people must face a barrier while doing business, and this is the reality as well, but he or she has to overcome it to prove themselves as a successful entrepreneur.”
By- Mohammad Mohiuddin Moin
The Pages: What is the experience of working in India?
Afroza Naznin Shumi: It’s always good to work in Kolkata, India. Bengali and Bengali Language of Bengal seem to be working in another country. The work environment is also favorable. I always felt their love and respect for the people of this country. We received two awards from India for the contribution of the cooking industry. Getting recognition from work outside my country has made me more responsible for the job.
The Pages: Your opinion in the past, present, and future of the cottage industry of Bangladesh.
Afroza Naznin Shumi: Cooking industry day by day has really turned into an industry. Earlier, the food was served only after cooking. Now, along with cooking, the food can be served in a way attractive. There are many studies on food now and it will continue in the future. Many have now chosen the cooking industry as a profession. I myself also came to this profession by doing an MBA at H.R. In this profession there is a chance to use his creativity. You can also do a catering business if you want to work in hotel restaurants. Besides training the beginners through the training institute, you can also contribute to the country’s unemployment and new entrepreneurs. The Pages: Culinary Arts as a profession: How do you see the working area as a woman? Afroza Naznin Shumi: As a woman, I think this work is very good. Every girl is cooking at home. When taking cooking as a profession, it can contribute to the development of family, society, and country besides its own development.
Afroza Naznin Shumi: Advocate husband and two meritorious children’s is the girl and sons are very good. There is also an equal interest for both of the cooking Mothers is a businessman, Dhanmondi in Dhaka and two sisters take their families out of the country.
The Pages: How did you come to this profession?
Afroza Naznin Shumi: Come to this profession from your own pleasure. It feels good to do something for the people around me. It hurts when small children do their work. There is a desire to do some work for children with a special child and benefits. In addition to the booty business, it is time to spend busy with catering. Provide regular food to a school’s children’s tiffin’s and some offices.
Translated by- Nayeem Adnan Zaki