Chef Devagi Sanmugam, known widely as ‘Spice Queen’, is one of Singapore's most dynamic and talented food personalities. Chef Devagi has worked closely with experts from giant spice companies like McCormick, Babas, Nissin Foods, Lalah’s Indian Spices, Cereal-Tech, Catch Masala and Tasty Bites developing recipes and blends for them, and for other customers with all levels of cooking experience. Today, there are many small and big companies who have at least engaged her services once to develop exclusive blend of curry powder, tea blends or spice blends. Some restaurants and cafes utilize her services for developing their signature dishes’ spice mix.
An accomplished authority on Asian food scene and a professional spice blender, she is constantly involved in providing culinary educational experiences, developing and testing original recipes or formulas for food companies, hotels and restaurants all over the world and even an airline. She conducts Asian Spice Appreciation and World Spice Appreciation workshops in Singapore as well as overseas throughout the year.
This inspiring chef has written and co-authored 22 cookbooks and her latest book, I AM A RICE COOKER! came in third place as World’s Best in the cooking schools’ category in the Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2017!
She has also appeared in a number of cooking shows on the local and foreign TV Channels, has been called upon to be a judge at several cooking competitions and recipe writing competitions and has been one of the judges with a locally produced Tamil version of the “Master Chef” cooking series.
If she is not teaching or writing a book, she is busy with cooking for or at private dinners or gastro travelling.