Asha’s top chefs cook up a classroom treat for Selly Park Girls School pupils

Birmingham’s favourite dining experience, Asha’s Indian Bar & Restaurant, beloved of visiting film and rock star celebrities, has given pupils at a Birmingham school an exclusive peak behind the scenes.

Year 10 students from Selly Park Girls School learned how to make dishes that have been enjoyed by the likes of Tom Cruise, Pink, the Rolling Stones and celebrity chefs including Heston Blumenthal, Glynn Purnell, James Martin and Nathan Outlaw.

Asha’s general manager Nouman Farooqui said: “In a business like Asha’s, we recognise that it is a vital part of our business plan that we promote the hospitality industry to the next generation of talent at a young age.

“We want them to be as enthused and excited as we are about serving customers with very high quality food and making every visit to Ashas an experience never to be forgotten.”

He said that Ashas was approached by the Impact Food Group and was happy to take part in the event at the school.

Ashas’ top chefs demonstrated their culinary skills to the pupils, showing them how to make two very popular starters – Tandoori Chicken Tikka and Chingri Chaap, a prawn starter.

And then it was the turn of the students to follow the instructions under the watchful eye of Miss Stott, Head of Technology at Selly Park Girls’ School.

Nouman added: “They clearly had a great time and, by their results, there is definitely a well of untapped talent in Selly Oak!

“A passion for cooking and catering starts at home, so if just some of the pupils take these skills away and then begin to consider a career in the hospitality and leisure industries, we will be delighted to have sparked the idea!”

He said that he sincerely hoped that what was a fun-filled day turns out to be the beginning of a career for some of the pupils.

“There are endless opportunities in the hospitality industry and the best talent can swiftly rise to the top with application and enthusiasm.”

Ashas Indian Bar & Restaurant has been the recipient of countless awards over the years including Best Restaurant in the British Curry Awards, Best Restaurant in the Asian Business Awards and was named in the Top 130 restaurants under £50 in The Sunday Times.

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Nouman Farooqui, General Manager.

Asha’s Indian Bar & Restaurant
12-22 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 3LX

0121 200 2767

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