In this podcast episode, Alisha Haque-Burns, Owner and Director at SCAFA, a culinary institute, engages in a fireside chat with Amna Niazi, a SCAFA trained chef and food blogger. Alisha shares her perspective that being a chef provides opportunities for travel. She discusses how SCAFA goes beyond teaching technical skills and aims to revolutionize the food industry. Alisha reveals the evolution of SCAFA, recounts transformative student experiences, and offers advice to aspiring chefs. The podcast is part of the Fierce and Fearless Series, which highlights women leaders who have achieved success in their respective sectors. The episode covers various chapters, including Alisha’s background, SCAFA’s journey, the technical skills taught at the institute, challenges in teaching cooking, transitioning from basic to master chef, fulfilling experiences at SCAFA, coping with work stress, becoming a chef, the future of SCAFA, Alisha’s views on success and failure, unusual food combinations, and guilty pleasures.