Awarded as the ' Best food writer in the country' by the Indian culinary forum, WACS and the ministry of Tourism Dean is a familiar name in Travel & Food writing. Her passion and work take her on various travels within India and across the world and her by-line is familiar to discerning readers of newspapers and magazines. A trained hospitality professional, from the Institute of Hotel Management, Ahmedabad, she started her career with the Leela Kempinski Mumbai and moved on to the Taj group of hotels. She had a brief stint with the Choice Hotels as Assistant Manager Training in 1995. Motherhood meant break from a job regimen so she moved on to Freelance writing & photography on Food, wine and lifestyle which has been her forte! Her articles per say on Travel & food have high regards with the readers.