Chef Vakhara has always had a passion for entertaining and sharing her love of food and wine with family and friends. After graduating from the California School of Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu with honors, she worked as a pastry chef at the Raffles L’ Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills where she led in-house Valrhona Chocolate promotions and delectable high tea.
During this time, Chef V. began impressing celebrity clients, which led to working as a private chef for the Azria Family (BCBG), Magic and Cookie Johnson and a host of corporate clientele. After launching a private catering company, Catering and More, she accepted an Executive Chef position at Tangerine in West Hollywood, which focused on Latin and Caribbean fusion. Chef V. continued to make her mark in Hollywood as the Sous Chef at internationally known Asia de Cuba. Her Caribbean Asian Pear Carrot Cake with pineapple cream cheese frosting is still on the menu.
Now as a culinary consultant and caterer, teacher, and private chef at Indulgent Occasions, Inc. she has the best of all worlds. Chef V.’s infectious personality makes any scene relaxed, comfortable and divine. She has received accolades and awards for her culinary expertise, philanthropy and exquisite events. Vakhara and her twin sister, work together to create magical events for clients nationwide from Los Angeles to Toronto, to Antigua, Dallas and beyond.
Rakhara is one of Los Angeles's most creative and innovative event producers. Before co-founding Indulgent Occasions, Rakhara worked as an event planner for nationally acclaimed companies to include McDonalds Corporation, Washington Mutual and Sony Pictures. She utilizes her vast resources of independent vendors making Indulgent Occasions a one-stop shop for event creation. She credits her business success to the sensitivity to her client's needs and her desire to make every event an unforgettable experience.
Rakhara's creativity, impeccable attention to detail, and knowledge of latest industry trends makes her one of the most sought-after event planners in Los Angeles. She flawlessly executes product launches, non-profit gala events, fashion shows, corporate events and high-end social events, such as weddings, birthdays and bar mitzvahs. Each event is uniquely tailored to the client's personal needs. Rakhara brings her own unique sense of style, and is supported by a seasoned team of dynamic vendors and employees to make her clients' dreams a reality.