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College students learn the art of Asian cooking

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Catering students from Wakefield College this week have been learning the art of fine Asian cuisine, thanks to the head chef and his team from Jinnah Indian Restaurant.

The team from the recently opened restaurant on Westgate, spent a morning working with a group of catering students who were shown how to make, Onion Bhajis and Chapati Bread, followed by both Vegetable and Chicken Masalas with Pilau Rice. The students and staff then went on to cook all the dishes to serve up to students and staff in their restaurant for lunch.

Tahir Ali, Managing Director of Jinnah Wakefield, said: “Many people are shy of cooking dishes such as these, but it’s not really difficult, the trick is using the right herbs and spices and ensuring that both the meat and vegetables are of the highest quality. It was a real privilege to be able to teach the students and run the lunch service and we were delighted to be asked by the College to teach the students.”

Wakefield College’s Head of Hospitality and Catering, Laurent Berges commented: “The students are used to developing menus from cuisine from around the world, but this is first time that we have had the opportunity to work with Asian chefs. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to experimenting with Asian cooking in the future.”

Jinnah are now offering a 10% discount to all Wakefield College Students and staff on when they produce their student or identification card and hope to return to the college later in the Autumn to help students create a banquet.

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CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 25 January, 2012

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