Mastara Chef
Case Studies

People who have started the journey

Find out how you could join these apprentices and become a chef in an Asian restaurant:

Floyd Price
Apprentice Chef at Imli, Tamarind Collection

Born in Brent, Floyd has grown up around cooking, drawing influence from the thriving Indian community in North West London and his mother's Lebanese heritage.

After maintaining his passion for food throughout childhood, it was his mother that spotted a local five-week cooking course that lead to an interview at Imli and acceptance onto the much sought-after apprenticeship scheme... read more

Daniel Walsh
Apprentice Chef at Cinnamon Kitchen

Daniel Walsh came to Cinnamon Kitchen on a two weeks work experience program. His passion, drive, and eagerness to learn caught the eye of Head Chef Abdul Yaseen and Executive Chef Vivek Singh.

After his work placement ended, Daniel was invited back to work full-time as a commis chef in the kitchen, where he has been actively learning... read more

Charlie Coombs
Apprentice Chef at Tamarind of Mayfair, Tamarind Collection

Charlie began his professional career as a plasterer in South London, but a passion for cooking that developed throughout his youth was too strong to ignore and in December 2012 he was selected for the exclusive apprenticeship scheme at Tamarind of Mayfair.

Growing up in Pimlico, Charlie spent hours cooking with his mum and now works tirelessly on the curry section of the Mayfair kitchen, his favourite of which is the sweet buttery chicken dish, Murgh makhani. ... read more


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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Support from London's Leading Asian Restaurants
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Launch of The Asian Junior Chefs Challenge
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