In recognition of her efforts to promote Bangladeshi cuisine globally, Shaheda Yesmin has recently been recognised as Master Chef by the World Association of Master Chefs (WAMC). She is the first female member to be honoured with this title.
The World Association of Master Chefs was established and is continuously supported by fellow culinary masters and professional chefs from around the world who migrated to Australia in the early 1950s. The association strives to connect and combine the culinary art and food culture of the world.
For years, Shaheda Yesmin has penned the popular column, "Recipes from Siam" for Star Lifestyle. She is also managing Jewel's Kitchen, which is a privately run cooking school where many aspiring professional and non-professionals attend to enhance their knowledge of authentic Thai cuisine.