Mastara Chef
Who we are
A group of London's leading restaurateurs and chefs last year formed The Asian Restaurant Skills Board to attract new talent through college courses, work experience placements and apprenticeships.

We are working with government to match our growing demands for skills and talent with the wishes of young people to find a credible and exciting career path.

Looking to the Future

Iqbal Wahhab

Iqbal Wahhab

OBE, Founder of The Cinnamon Club and Roast,
Chair of the Asian Restaurant Skills Board

"When we opened The Cinnamon Club over a decade ago, we brought a raft of talented chefs from India. That was the right thing to do then. Now the right thing to do is to source more locally for the next generation of talent of our world-leading Indian restaurant sector.

We increasingly recognise that successful businesses have a workforce that reflects its customer base. Workforce diversity is a two-way street and this provides a terrific opportunity for young people of all backgrounds to enter a vibrant and growing food sector. Mastara Chef is not a plea for help; it's a way to show you a dynamic route to a successful career."

Members of the Asian Restaurant Skills Board

Tamarind, The Cinnamon Club, Cafe Spice Namaste, Chakra, Benares, Quilon, Noon Products, The Bombay Brasserie, Moolis, Chor Bizarre, The Painted Heron, La Porte Des Indes and Dishoom.


Latest News 12/02/2014
Royal Automobile Club hosts dinner with star chefs raising £17,000 for Mastara Chef
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Latest News 24/05/2013
Fund-raising at Cafe Spice Namaste
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Latest News 22/03/2013
Cinnamon Club supports HRH Prince of Wales' Mosaic charity
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Latest News 27/02/2013
Michelin star Asian restaurant throws open its kitchen doors to young British chefs
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Latest News 22/02/2013
Support from London's Leading Asian Restaurants
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Latest News 22/02/2013
Launch of The Asian Junior Chefs Challenge
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Cinnamon Kitchen   The Major   La Porte des Indes   Cafe Spice Namaste   The painted heron   DCLG
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