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Competing is only
the beginning!

Zest Quest Asia is the ground-breaking student culinary competition
designed to showcase talent and ambition. Competitors seek to
demonstrate their technical expertise, creativity, understanding and
appreciation of Asia’s incredible cuisines.
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Competing is only
the beginning!

Zest Quest Asia is the ground-breaking student culinary competition designed to showcase talent and ambition. Competitors seek to demonstrate their technical expertise, creativity, understanding and appreciation of Asia’s incredible cuisines.
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“We are developing a pipeline of young home grown cooks who truly understand and have the ability to prepare food in an authentic Asian style. They are the future of our industry.”

Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL
Founder of Zest Quest Asia

ABOUT USZest Quest Asia was founded as the ‘Asian Junior Chefs Challenge’ by London-based restauranteurs Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala in 2013 in collaboration with the Master Chefs of Great Britain.

The first competition finals took place in 2014, after which it was re-branded and known as Zest Quest Asia. The founders envisioned Zest Quest Asia as a culinary competition that would help raise the profile of Asian cuisine and cookery as a future career for budding chefs in Britain.
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“We are developing a pipeline of young home grown cooks who truly understand and have the ability to prepare food in an authentic Asian style. They are the future of our industry.”

Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL
Founder of Zest Quest Asia

ABOUT USZest Quest Asia was founded as the ‘Asian Junior Chefs Challenge’ by London-based restauranteurs Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala in 2013 in collaboration with the Master Chefs of Great Britain.

The first competition finals took place in 2014, after which it was re-branded and known as Zest Quest Asia. The founders envisioned Zest Quest Asia as a culinary competition that would help raise the profile of Asian cuisine and cookery as a future career for budding chefs in Britain.
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Zest Quest Asia 2020

Zest Quest Asia 2020

The Awards

Zest Quest Asia is a student culinary competition inspired by Asia’s growing presence on the global stage. Now in its eighth year, Zest Quest Asia encourages aspiring chefs enrolled in full-time education, residing in Britain, to demonstrate their skills and knowledge of Asian cuisine.
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Press & Media

For all press and media enquiries, including interviews, please contact Gina McAdam at [email protected]
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Our Sponsors

Zest Quest Asia has enjoyed invaluable sponsorship from Hilton, Tilda Rice, Regale, Panasonic, Bidvest, Koppert Cress, Glengoyne & Cobra since the competition first launched.
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The Awards

Zest Quest Asia is a student culinary competition inspired by Asia’s growing presence on the global stage. Now in its eighth year, Zest Quest Asia encourages aspiring chefs enrolled in full-time education, residing in Britain, to demonstrate their skills and knowledge of Asian cuisine.
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Press & Media

For all press and media enquiries, including interviews, please contact Gina McAdam at [email protected]
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Our Sponsors

Zest Quest Asia has enjoyed invaluable sponsorship from Hilton, Tilda Rice, Regale, Panasonic, Bidvest, Koppert Cress, Glengoyne & Cobra since the competition first launched.
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Past Winners

Past Winners

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2020

University College Birmingham

(London, 14th February 2020) University College Birmingham is the new Zest Quest Asia champion, with the team and...
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2019

University of West London

London, 11th February 2019) For the second year running, students at the University of West London have been crowned...
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2018

University of West London

London,13th February 2018 University of West London are the new Zest Quest Asia champions. Their triumph was...
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2017

University College Birmingham

An elegant and ambitious menu celebrating migration and modern British Asian Society propelled Hugo Montgomery,...
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Latest Articles

Latest Articles

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“Zest Quest Asia has created hunger among so many young people in our university to explore Asian cuisine.”

NATHAN VASANTHAN
London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism,
University of West London, Zest Quest Asia 2018 champions
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“Being a Gold sponsor has presented us with many opportunities to work with the young, inspiring talent that this competition attracts and we very much look forward to doing more with them into the future.”

IAIN PHILLIPS
Sales and Marketing Manager Panasonic UK,
Zest Quest Asia Headline Sponsor
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“It was a superb event from start to finish and we were extremely impressed with the enthusiasm of the students and the passion they demonstrated for learning. Roll on next year!”

PAT BRAY
Managing Director, Cavity, Protection Systems,
Zest Quest Asia Gold Sponsor

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“Zest Quest Asia has created hunger among so many young people in our university to explore Asian cuisine.”

NATHAN VASANTHAN
London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism,
University of West London, Zest Quest Asia 2018 champions
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“Being a Gold sponsor has presented us with many opportunities to work with the young, inspiring talent that this competition attracts and we very much look forward to doing more with them into the future.”

IAIN PHILLIPS
Sales and Marketing Manager Panasonic UK,
Zest Quest Asia Headline Sponsor
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“It was a superb event from start to finish and we were extremely impressed with the enthusiasm of the students and the passion they demonstrated for learning. Roll on next year!”

PAT BRAY
Managing Director, Cavity, Protection Systems,
Zest Quest Asia Gold Sponsor

How to enter competiton?

This competition is open to college students enrolled on a full time, recognised catering
course, and who are permanent residents of the United Kingdom.

How to enter competiton

This competition is open to college students enrolled on a full time, recognised catering course, and who are permanent residents of the United Kingdom.

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