Chef Michael Swamy
Having been exposed to the myriad arts of cooking, photography and writing from a very young age, Michael Swamy goes beyond being just a chef. A graduate of the prestigious Cordon Bleu Culinary School, London is also a Gourmand Award winner for several of his books.
His upbringing in the world of cinema coupled with his culinary expertise has enabled Michael to take Food Styling & Photography in India to a new level of refinement and global appeal. His own cooking style has further evolved into Indian cuisine bringing together the best of classic French culinary techniques and traditional Indian flavours.
He has also been a Chef and Menu Planner for Kuwait Airways and has worked at The Bombay Brasserie in London, a Taj Property. He also set up restaurants and menus and has infused a new energy in food that is inspired by nature and art and design. Currently moving on into the world of Nature and foraging and creating culinary experiences in the Forests and Jungles of India. He has decided to move away from the big cities of Indian and got local and international at the same time with creating the “Cooking Wild Series” The Jungle and Mountain Series in Uttarakhand at Te Aroha and in Corbett and with Pugdundee Safaris in Madhya Pradesh.
As a food stylist, he has worked with several leading publishing houses in India. His in-depth culinary knowledge combined with his understanding of photography makes Michael the first choice as a Food Consultant for TV shows and he has successfully handled food shows for major national and international channels. He has also directed and handled the food aspects of a video web seriesÂ for various clients.
In the writing space, Michael has written for online and print, on health, food & drink, travel (local, national & international). His work has also been featured internationally in several leading magazines.
As a keynote speaker he has spoken on varied topics for illustrious panels and establishments like BIT MESRA, India Restaurant Forum, St. Andrews College, WGSHA Manipal