9th December 2016
South Devon College hosted a Contemporary Indian Cuisine Lunch with Chef Allam Shah Ullah of Cutlers Spice Restaurant in Sheffield; winner of ‘Yorkshire Team of the Year’ at the prestigious English Curry Awards 2016. Chef Allam has also won ‘Best Chef in the Yorkshire Region’ 2014 and has been a ‘Chef of the Year’ nominee.
With help from Hospitality and Catering students, Chef Allam prepared a five course meal offering Railway Mutton Curry with Bombay Aloo or a Lanka Kebab with Paneer Spiced Indian Cheese as the main course.
A possible ‘Curry Crisis’ has been widely reported due to a lack of highly skilled chefs and front of house staff training to enter the industry. The Hospitality, Catering and Tourism team at South Devon College are working in partnership with local Bangladeshi restaurateurs to promote and embrace the talents of the local Bangladeshi chefs, allowing them to teach students their skills and craft and offer progression routes for employment in to the local restaurants by creating Apprenticeships in Cookery, Front of House and Management.
Rehan Uddin, Owner of Bombay Express restaurant in Torquay said, “The introduction of Contemporary Indian cuisine at South Devon College is the first step into a future of British Indian cuisine. Home grown talent has to be nurtured in the correct environment to produce Indian master chefs of the future.”
To find out more about Hospitality, Catering and Tourism courses at South Devon College, please contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380123 or visit our website sdcdev Alternatively, come along to our next Open Evening on the 26th January 2017 at our Vantage Point Campus, Long Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EJ 5pm-8pm