Good to see Cyrus Todiwala continuing to help British students build their Asian cookery skills. This really is the only route to a sustainable supply of great talent on the UK. If we always rely on overseas chefs being brought in to fill the skills gaps the industry will always be at the mercy of changes in immigration rules.

Do the hard work now and we can have ready supply of talent coming out of catering colleges ready to continue to build a great industry in the UK.

Here’s some more information about Zest Quest Asia…

The student chef’s competition for the 21st century

Dynamic, Versatile, Innovative, Going places! This and more describe Asian cuisine today. Do you have the zest for it?

Asia is the continent to watch. As the world evolves, countries such as China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Philippines are striding forth, spreading their wealth and culture around the globe.

And their cuisine — Asian cuisine — is sophisticated and very often spectacular. In Britain today, we can’t get enough of it.

Their website is at www.zestquestasia.com

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