Inspirational / Keynote Speaker
Anjula Devi grew up in a house with eight siblings, a hard working mother and an alcoholic father who was a culinary genius. When she was aged 10, he not only taught her how to cook, but educated her about spices with such a passion that she fell in love with them too.
In recent years Anjula has become one of the UK’s most celebrated chefs, founded her own cooking school, been appointed Brand Ambassador for the world’s largest Indian food company TRS Foods, won a prestigious BBC Good Food Bursary award and created her own brand – ‘Route 207’. The brand is named after the bus journey Anjula and her father used to make from Southall to Shepherds Bush Market to buy spices, vegetables and fresh fish. Anjula is currently appearing as a guest chef at the prestigious Leiths School of Food and Wine in London. She features at many high profile food events and demonstrates in the main theatres, is currently working on product development with a major UK retailer and her first cookery book ‘Spice for Life’, is due for publication in spring 2017.
Her knowledge of spices is truly impressive and she is passionate about the considerable health properties in spices so not only does she cook with them but she uses them in a variety of face masks, and looks amazing.
Anjula also uses her culinary skills to work with primary school children with special educational needs, and has achieved tremendous results