Pakistani professional chef who is known for having won the Fan Favorite award on Season 15 of Top Chef. She was known for having suffered from terminal cancer but utilized her time left to pursue her passion in cooking, sharing her creations through Instagram for her over 150,000 followers.
She moved to the United States at the age of 18 to pursue her career as a chef. She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 2011. She then started working as a junior sous chef at Cafe Centro in New York. She then became the youngest executive sous chef at Stella 34 Trattoria at the Macy;s in Herald Square.
She wrote and published an essay detailing her cancer experiences for Bon Appetit magazine in October of 2018. She is also known for having won the competition series Chopped.
She shared a short video with her mother through Instagram in September of 2018.