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A day in the life of Kainaz Messman

7:30 am - Kainaz begins her day with yoga or a run. Staying fit is an essential part of her daily schedule, so she alternates between different types of workouts. She also visits the bakery to make sure everything is on schedule.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2008 00:44 IST

7:30 am - Kainaz begins her day with yoga or a run. Staying fit is an essential part of her daily schedule, so she alternates between different types of workouts. She also visits the bakery to make sure everything is on schedule.

9 am - Breakfast is the most important meal for Kainaz and usually comprises oats with
skimmed milk and dry fruits, along with a platter of fresh fruit. She usually revisits the bakery to check on administration and provisions for big orders. She takes a quick stop at Theobroma to check on morning sales and stock.

11 am - The kitchen is her next destination. Here she looks into production and reports on the availability of stock in the store. After a meeting with the chefs, Kainaz retires to her office adjoining the kitchen to engage in R&D from her prized collection of recipe books.

2 pm - Lunch is a snappy affair of dal, rice and vegetables prepared for her staff. She alternates this with sandwich at Theobroma or soup at the neighbouring Paradise restaurant.

2:30 pm - On busy days, such as the weekend, Kainaz heads to the store to interact with clients, man the cash till or put out fires. She generally doubles up for the missing employee from day to day. On smooth days she heads back to her office to continue researching new dishes for her menu.

6:30 pm - This time is reserved for gym workouts and more time spent at the store.

7:30-11 pm - Kainaz spends the last portion of her day catching up with friends over a movie at Inox, drinks at Wink or Indigo Deli or dinner at Ling's Pavilion or Copper Chimney. She often cooks dinner for friends at home, or hosts wine and cheese evenings, served with crackers from Theorbroma.

11:30 pm - Before retiring for the night, Kainaz takes one last stop at the store to check on remaining stock and collect the excessive cash. Her day ends with reading her favourite authors or the newspaper.