Raised in India and based in Boston, Massachusetts, Rayna Jhaveri is a television personality, musician, writer, and executive coach. She is most publicly known as a TV chef on the Emmy-winning international cooking show Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street. Rayna holds a degree in neurobiology from Cornell University, and her writing has been published worldwide, including in Forbes, CNN, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Edible Boston, and more. As an Ariel facilitator, she brings curiosity, playfulness, open-mindedness, and a cross-cultural perspective into her work, and believes in the power of learning by doing.
Rayna’s training experience spans industries including higher education, high-end hospitality, luxury fashion, beauty and wellness, pharmaceuticals, and retail conglomerates. Select clients include:
- Harvard Executive Education
- Harvard Business School
- Taj Group of Hotels
- Lakmé Cosmetics
- Cipla Pharmaceuticals
- The Landmark Group
In the business sector, Rayna has consulted on strategic communications for tech and creative startups as well as renowned corporate and academic institutions. She has held senior management positions in digital marketing, copywriting, and content creation.
Creative and Performance Experience
Along with her ongoing role as a TV chef on the Emmy-winning program Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street, Rayna is a melodica player in the Boston-based acoustic dance party trio Brocade, and a lyricist, singer, and rapper in an electric rave/hip-hop/punk rock trio. As a voice artist, she has appeared on award-winning podcasts and hosted radio programs in the Boston area. She occasionally dabbles as a standup comedian, and her original, experimental, comedic performance art pieces appear most regularly at Cloud Club, a Boston underground artist collective