Mugdha Savkar is a food stylist and food researcher. Having trained at places like the Orchid Hotel and The Oberoi, she got a chance to learn the nuances of food preparation and presentation. A chance occasion of assisting her then professor, Chef Michael Swamy, on a food shoot, gave her the opportunity of learning to cook for the camera, landing her a full-time job with Chef Michael. Under Chef Michael’s guidance, she also learned to develop and edit recipes for culinary manuals and cookery books. She has also been involved in the theoretical aspects of many projects like cookery books, restaurant consultancy and television shows like MasterChef India 1 & 2, Ravinder’s Kitchen (on TLC) and Fox Traveller’s Twist of Taste 3 with Vikas Khanna. Her extensive travels throughout India opened up many facets of the rich culinary legacy, prompting her towards researching food deeply and studying its close connection with culture.