Fondly known as “The Historian Chef” or “Chef Who Wears Many Hats”,   a pioneer in the area of food media and is a rare combination of chef-food stylist-food photographer-author.
A graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, London, he has over time, specialised in Indo-Portuguese and Indo-French and Spanish fare”.
The brains behind many a restaurant across India, Michael, with his team, has conceptualised and handled major food shows from Masterchef India 1 & 2, Fox Lifestyle,  several GEC and international niche channels.
an author, colunist, food and travel writer and a four-time Gourmand Award winner. he is  introducing a fresh teaching methodology based on technique and visual content for  students.
He lectures at the prestigious WGSHA college in Manipal on Food Media. Apart from
A curator of the ISUZU food festival in Mumbai, YPO food festival in Goa, Indian food festival in Miami to the GICC Live series by the Indian Express Group.
A keen passion for nature and wildlife has led to creating culinary experiences that combine food and nature in His series Cooking Wild at Pugdundee Safari properties, and Te Aroha (Dhanachuli) Uttarakhand.
On completing her studies  at Narsee Monjee on “Travel & Tourism” she further studied in Hotel Management from the Naval Institute of Technology, Mugdha decided to do something different. Instead of going down the usual path of taking up a job in a renowned hotel, she joined Michael Swamy as an assistant food stylist. Her food journey has taken her from styling  to culinary research for many award-winning books. Her earlier training at prestigious establishments like the Oberois and the Leelas giving her a first hand experience of the hardcore hotel industry has been a major asset in her research work.
Her writing and research is meticulous, her column on exotic food & travels . Women’s Planet & and more. A cookbook editor for several established authors.
been a major part on the food team for television shows like MasterChef India 1 & 2, Ravinder’s Kitchen and Stay Home Chef with Rishi Desai,  “Coastal Curries” (Season 3). She assists and directs in-house productions  and the travel food videos for Team Michael.  and Chef Michael’s very own YouTube channel.
a guest lecturer at the prestigious WelcomeGroup School of Hotel Administration (Manipal), where she spends a week training the students on the nuances of food styling and videography.
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