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Michael Swamy



Mugdha Savkar



Christabel Mendonca


A chef, food stylist, food writer and travel photographer, Michael Swamy is a pioneer in the area of food media.


In addition to creating books and food media content, he has also helped set up several restaurants and eateries across India and helmed India’s first ever authentic South American restaurant.


A passionate wildlife photographer, he fuses his two loves – food and wildlife – by being on board a luxury wilderness hospitality brand as corporate chef and also creating “Cooking Wild” workshops which focus on cooking in the wilderness.


He is also associated with leading hospitality universities, where he teaches and sets up courses on food media.

A researcher and cookbook editor, Mugdha Savkar has carved a niche for herself in the culinary academia world.


From writing and editing cookbooks, creating videos, conceptualizing food-based shows to training staff and curating menus she has explored the many ways in which food drives the world.


She also serves as guest faculty at the prestigious WGSHA (Manipal) and Symbiosis (Pune) institutes, where she introduces students to the world of food styling and demystifies what cooking for the camera is all about.

A charming personality and graduate from the International Centre for Culinary Arts, Dubai.


Christabel, got her first taste of the versatility of a food-based career while she was still in college. After assisting on the food team of India’s first major food show, she decided to build a solid career base in culinary before embarking on a food media career.


She build her culinary foundation by working at The Oberoi's, India and the Ritz Carlton Dubai. Currently Head Chef at Conviva Bistro, Canada.

She has a strong passion for innovation and exploration and looks to explore creative avenues in the food space.

With a dream of opening her own restaurant someday in Canada and making a name for herself as a chef and food media personality.

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