Royston restaurant owner goes back to school to give Indian cooking advice

Siddy Jordan, Caitlyn Grace, Safwaan Choudhury, Syed Miah, Habibur Rahman-Shamim, Faye Little and Jo

Siddy Jordan, Caitlyn Grace, Safwaan Choudhury, Syed Miah, Habibur Rahman-Shamim, Faye Little and Joe Reeder at Roysia Middle School in Royston - Credit: Archant

The youngest Indian restaurant/takeaway owner in the country went back to school on Tuesday to pass on some of his skills to Royston students.

Syed Miah, Safwaan Choudhury and Habibur Rahman-Shamim from Royston Tandoori show a cooking demonstr

Syed Miah, Safwaan Choudhury and Habibur Rahman-Shamim from Royston Tandoori show a cooking demonstration to pupils from Roysia Middle School - Credit: Archant

Former Roysia Middle School pupil Safwaan Choudhury returned to his former stomping ground with a dish named in the school’s honour having taken over the family-run Royston Tandoori curry house in July last year.

The 18-year-old was accompanied by chef Habibur Rahman-Shamim and co-owner Syed Miah for a cooking demonstration at the school in Burns Road, before pupils themselves tried their hand at different dishes – including flagship offering the Lady Roysia.

About the visit, school manager Elaine Stanford said: “It was a fantastic start to the new year and a real eye-opening experience for the pupils. They absolutely loved it.

“First Safwaan and his team demonstrated how to cook different dishes before they cooked them themselves.


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“They also heard how Safwaan built up his business, and he helped them understand about Indian cooking.

“I remember him at the school five years ago and we are all very impressed with his achievements.”

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Royston Tandoori, which has recently put its name to a ‘Welcome to Royston’ sign, is based in George Lane.

For more information visit roystontandoori.co.uk

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