Chef Michael Swamy has worked in the industry for over 20 years. He studied hospitality first at Sophia College – HAFT and later at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in London. He then joined the Taj Group of Hotels (Mumbai) in the pastry department and followed that up with a stint at the Bombay Brasserie (London) and Noon Products UK. He was also the Menu Planning Officer with Kuwait Airways (Kuwait). Chef Michael’s cookbook, The East Indian Kitchen (2010) based on Indo-Portuguese fusion cuisine has also won The Gourmand Award in Paris (2012) for Best Indian Cookbook. His second cookbook - Easy Guide to Pairing Indian Food and Wine, published by OM Books International was launched last year and was also voted Best Book on Pairing Food and Beverage from India in the Gourmand list.