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28th November 2023

Cyrus Todiwala drums up support for Zest Quest Asia awards night

Written by: Edward Waddell
Cyrus Todiwala, chef patron of Café Spice Namaste and co-founder Zest Quest Asia, has been busy encouraging friends and associates to support the student finalists of Zest Quest Asia at the competition’s eleventh Gala Dinner and Awards Night in February next year.

As is tradition, the canapes at the drinks reception preceding the Gala Dinner will be prepared by current Zest Quest Asia champions, University of West London. The winners spent over a week in Bangkok as their main prize, but also won two days in Italy courtesy of Tilda Foodservice.

Todiwala commented: “In the past we have been pleased to welcome many of our industry brethren to the Zest Quest Asia Gala Dinner. They’ve come to support a competition that recognises talent in Asian cuisine among young student chefs.

“It’s a talent that if nurtured and celebrated can give so much confidence to people especially in these days of global uncertainty. One thing is for sure – the world is looking eastward. Zest Quest Asia is helping to prepare our great industry for this eventuality. I urge you to join us on 27th February at the Hilton London Wembley hotel, and thank all our sponsors for being there for us.

“Everything we make from ticket sales goes back to supporting this great competition, which has already helped to change the perspective of Asian cookery and cuisine among hundreds of student chefs. Besides, don’t we all want to learn which secret Asian culinary destination awaits our new champions?”

Tickets for the Gala Dinner and Awards Night are now on sale priced at £110pp, or £1,000 per table of ten, and include the drinks reception and three course dinner with wines. To book, visit here.