Tickets now available for 2024 Zest Quest Asia Gala Dinner & Awards Night on Tuesday, 27th February 2024. More information here.
 

Aims & Objectives

Zest Quest Asia is designed to raise the profile of Asian cuisine and cookery as a future career for budding chefs in Britain.

When it was founded in 2013, Zest Quest Asia was considered a ground-breaking step towards battling the growing skills shortages in the UK’s professional Asian kitchens.

An ultimate goal for Zest Quest Asia is the enshrinement of classical Asian cookery in the school and college curriculum.

THE COMPETITION
So far, 11 teams of 3 students and their inspiring tutors have won the Zest Quest Asia title, beating other finalists at a cook off and knowledge presentation.
THE MAIN PRIZE
Each year the Zest Quest Asia champion enjoys a once-in-a-lifetime, money-can’t-buy trip to exciting Asian destinations. Zest Quest Asia’s champions have visited New Delhi, Mumbai in India; Bangkok in Thailand; Colombo in Sri Lanka; Manila and Negros Occidental in the Philippines; and Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto in Japan.

Zest Quest Asia is designed to raise the profile of Asian cuisine and cookery as a future career for budding chefs in Britain.

When it was founded in 2013, Zest Quest Asia was considered a ground-breaking step towards battling the growing skills shortages in the UK’s professional Asian kitchens.

An ultimate goal for Zest Quest Asia is the enshrinement of classical Asian cookery in the school and college curriculum.

THE COMPETITION
So far, 6 forward-looking UK-based colleges represented by teams of 3 students and their inspiring tutors have won the Zest Quest Asia title, beating other finalists at a cook off and knowledge presentation.
THE MAIN PRIZE
Each year the Zest Quest Asia champion enjoys a once-in-a-lifetime, money-can’t-buy trip to an exciting Asian culinary capital. Zest Quest Asia’s champions have visited New Delhi/Mumbai, Bangkok, Colombo, Tokyo/Osaka, Hanoi & Manila.
Zest Quest Asia enjoys invaluable support from many corners of the hospitality and catering industry. Some of the hospitality industry’s leading lights have given their time to judge Zest Quest Asia, including:

Andrew Bennett MBE

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Cyrus Todiwala

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Pervin Todiwala

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Clive Roberts

Main Judge
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Murray Chapman

Main Judge
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Steve Munkley

Main Judge
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Tony Singh MBE

Guest Judge
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Ching He-Huang

Guest Judge
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Sarah Hartnett

Guest Judge
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Zest Quest Asia's Sponsors

Invaluable sponsorship in cash and kind have come from great friends, both individuals
and companies, who share Zest Quest Asia’s mission to make a difference.

Zest Quest Asia's Sponsors

Invaluable sponsorship in cash and kind have come from great friends, both individuals and companies, who share Zest Quest Asia’s mission to make a difference.

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