Chef of Nutritious Indian Food | Author | @AnjulaDevi
Anjula Devi is best known for her extensive knowledge of Indian spices, creating delicious authentic Indian cuisine –
“I passionately believe in a talented and balanced workplace in which women can and do fulfil their potential. As a Chef, I work in an industry which is currently weighted towards male chefs. I was very proud to be appointed as the first female consultant chef at Manchester United, who have incidentally just appointed their first ever female Chief Operating Officer. If my story can provide a little motivation and encouragement to women who are keen to make their mark in the catering industry, I will be delighted.”
A respected food writer and author, Anjula started cooking with her father at the age of eight. At that time the ingredients for Indian cuisine were not as readily available as they are now and Anjula travelled on the number 207 bus with her father to Shepherd’s Bush Market where they would buy a selection of spices, fresh fish and Indian vegetables.
Utilising her cookery skills and passion for spices, Anjula launched her own business in 2010, Anjula Devi Authentic Indian Food, providing Indian dinner parties and Indian cookery classes. Anjula has created a range of authentic recipes for Manchester United, arguably the biggest football club in the world, where she is a consultant chef.
A Brand Ambassador for TRS Foods, the world’s largest Indian food company, Anjula has also launched her own brand, Route 207, inspired by the bus route she used to take to the spice market.
Anjula has also created two recipe books Authentic Indian Food, in association with Lakeland, and Spice for Life.
An accomplished demonstrator and teacher, Anjula regularly showcases her skills at Food Festivals, schools, as well as providing one-on-one tuition.
Anjula’s mission is to pass on this wealth of accumulated knowledge and to promote authentic Indian food with the use of fresh produce and balanced spices to create wonderful, delicious and nutritious meals.
James Tagg – Executive Chef at Manchester United “Anjula has a wealth of knowledge and a passion for producing quality, tasty, authentic Indian food that titivates the taste buds from start to finish. She is a great resource and asset for my brigade to be able to enhance their learning and development. An individual whose style and method of transferring knowledge and information is always positive and full of kitchen speak that the team understands. Inspirational, skilled and always looking to learn, a pleasure to work with.”
“As a Chef, I work in an industry which is currently weighted towards male chefs. I was very proud to be appointed as the first female consultant chef at Manchester United, who have incidentally just appointed their first ever female Chief Operating Officer. If my story can provide a little motivation and encouragement to women who are keen to make their mark in the catering industry, I will be delighted.” Anjula
Anjula will be joining us in our Recognising and Rewarding Success panel on 1st March 2020 to help uncover what recognition in the hospitality industry means (whether it is being on TV, winning awards or getting press), and how to gain more of it for your career and business.
Tickets are £10 and include a welcome drink and delicious snacks prepared by Chantelle’s team at Tredwells. Book your tickets here.