Caldecott’s night of spice delight
THE Smeeth-based Caldecott Foundation has teamed up with one of Britain’s top Indian chefs in a joint fund-raising and educational venture.
Cyrus Todiwala, executive chef, TV celebrity and author, has agreed to host a special tutored dinner - described as an “Indian gastronomic experience” - at his multi-award winning Café Spice Namasté in London on October 30 for 130 Caldecott supporters.
The Caldecott Foundation provides residential homes and education for children who have suffered cruelty and mistreatment.
Mr Todiwala has already given a masterclass in cookery and table service to some of Caldecott’s children.
He said: “It’s great to work alongside these incredibly bright children, and help out such an important cause which is so close to my heart.”
The children will be on duty in the kitchens and restaurant at the tutored dinner, which has been arranged with the help of Caterplus, Caldecott’s catering suppliers.
They suggested the link-up with Mr Todiwala, who has appeared regularly on TV cookery shows and writes for national newspapers and magazines.
At the tutored dinner he will explain the ingredients and skills which go into preparing each of his Indo-European fusion style dishes.
Caldecott head of fund-raising Samantha Scott, said: “This is a unique partnership for us, combining fund-raising and training for our youngsters, and we are thrilled to have teamed up with Cyrus and Caterplus.
“Tickets for the dinner are selling fast, and for those who attend, it promises to be a meal and an experience which will live long in the memory.”
Caldecott children with Cyrus Todiwala and his staff at the masterclass day held at his restaurant in London