A chef of humble beginnings, Head Chef Sujatha Asokan’s strong interest and dedication to culinary arts steered her to pursue a Diploma in Baking and Culinary science. Since graduation, she has worked at 1 Altitude, Pollen and Esquina. Sujatha has helmed the kitchens of The Garage since 2017, conceptualising and executing creations for the restaurant, Botanico and garden café, Bee’s Knees. At Botanico, Sujatha takes pride in introducing new ways to meld her Asian heritage with contemporary European culinary techniques, so as to highlight seasonal produce at their freshest and best. She also works alongside a team of young talents to run the operations at Bee’s Knees, dishing out scrumptious all-day favourites for diners and visitors of Singapore Botanic Gardens. In her illustrious career, she has bagged several coveted awards including World Gourmet Summit Rising Chef of the Year 2018/2019 and Straits Times Top 5 Female Chefs.