After starting to cook at age 10, Hind Habib Al Mulla has since turned her childhood hobby into a career, founding Home Bakery in 2011. “I had no professional baking experience or culinary education – it was trial and error whilst I figured out the basics,” she recalls.
However it wasn’t long before word got out and Hind looked to set up her own store. “Being a local business, it was difficult to get a location. People look at locals as incompetent and I was turned down a lot but that didn’t stop me.”
Thanks to her incredible creations (and determination), Hind soon found some high-profile supporters. “H.H. Sheikh Mohammed, Sheikh Hamdan, Sheikh Maktoum and Sheikh Majid were all regular customers and they helped me to get into Galleria Mall. They believed in what locals can do and achieve and I’m so glad they gave me the chance to prove myself and my business.”