With this as her 22nd cookbook.....
Chef Devagi Sanmugam ‘Spice Queen’
continues her love affair with food! After
umpteen appearances on TV cooking shows,
32 years of teaching kitchen newbies and
chefs from France to Papua New Guinea,
Uzbekistan to Australia, innumerable awards
and assignments for both commercial
clients and publishers, and hands-on-stints
as a restaurateur and F&B consultant, she is
still enthralled by the art of the kitchen.
Her repertoire extends from Asian cooking
to snatches of other cuisines and baking.
Besides classic recipes, she is known for
her creativity in melding and mingling
methods and ingredients to come up with
innovative flavours, teasingly familiar, yet
different. Ever positive and enthusiastic,
she coaxes the best from her students by
showing, sharing, and inspiring.
Chef Devagi is the owner of Epicurean World,
a company providing culinary services
including, developing, standardizing and
testing original recipes and formulas,
guiding clients on detailed food product
specifications, production methods and
procedures to ensure test kitchen
consistency for food companies, hotels
and restaurants worldwide. She advises
and trains chefs and restaurant owners
on setting up new commercial kitchens
and general kitchen operation systems.
Equipped with an Advanced Certificate in
Training and Assessing conducted by
Singapore Workforce Development Agency
(WDA), she also helps food related
companies in adopting and implementing
the Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ)
Framework, including developing training
programmes and assessment plans for
chefs, restaurant owners and culinary
Chef Devagi launched a range of high quality
ready-to-use Asian sauces, condiments and
dips under the “Devagi” brand in commercial
sizes for the restaurant and catering industry.
These products allow caterers and
restaurateurs to keep control over their meal
preparation, without the fuss of having to
prepare everything from scratch. All they
need to do is just add vegetables and
protein of their choice!
Chef Devagi is an avid blogger and has set a
name for herself in the social media circle.
She communicates her culinary skills and
travel stories through her blogs: