Jai Arumugam


Former Chef|Food Photographer

" We are what we repeatedly do, excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit"


To me, food more than its flavor, it is a tradition, more importantly it is a blend of culture and emotion that connects people. I trained with several chefs, hoteliers and graduated from hotel school in 2003,then I picked up a camera.  With my understanding as a chef I completely get it, that the essence of your signature dish began long before it is presented on the table. 

I know how you carefully chose each ingredient for a specific aroma and a unique seasoning. The flavor of your creation is the love you infuse while mixing and blending, it is an art crafted to create an emotional connection isn’t?

As a food photographer, I compliment the culinary journey by telling the story behind your unique creation.

Food and photography are my passion, and translating the love behind the meal into an image is an integral part of creating a dining experience that began long before the first bite is taken.

This is my journey from a chef, hotelier and the food photographer

Jai Arumugam 

Food Photographer/Executive Director, CulinaryStories365