Young West Midland chefs added a touch of spice to their cooking when they received a master class in Indian cookery from professional chefs.

The catering students at Walsall Collage were shown how to prepare a range of mouth-watering Indian dishes by experts from award-winning local restaurant Five Rivers á La Carte.

Catering student Siana Walker, 18 and from Wolverhampton, said: “I really enjoyed the lesson and I now know how to blend spices
to make a curry paste, and use this as a base
to create a variety of authentic Indian dishes such as prawn curry.”

The budding chefs’ new skills will be judged by Five Rivers to see which student can recreate the best Indian dish.

Walsall College catering assessor Steve Biggs said: “We are very grateful to the chefs at Five Rivers for taking the time to share their skills and expertise in Indian cuisine with our students.

“It is a cuisine we don’t cover in great detail on the course, so the workshop was a great opportunity for students to learn new techniques from industry professionals.”

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