Sujon Mia – award-winning Head Chef at Shalims Balti House Weymouth – is joining forces with Weymouth College’s catering and hospitality students to create a night of Indian Cuisine at the College’s HIX Academy Restaurant on Wednesday 21st February. Sujon will work with the students throughout the day delivering a masterclass in Indian cooking under the watchful eye of Matt Parkinson Head of The HIX Academy.

Matt Parkinson, Lecturer Weymouth College “The opportunity for our students to work with local chefs – such as the team at Shalims – is invaluable. They can see first-hand the intricacies of a different style of cuisine and work alongside chefs whose experience and advice will only enhance their learning journey.”

The idea for the event crystalised during a meeting between Julia Cohen the Head of External Partnerships at Weymouth College and Shalim Abs from Shalims Balti House who was looking at ways to attract local talented chefs into the Indian Restaurant industry.

Julia Cohen Head of External Partnerships, Weymouth College adds “Weymouth College is firmly committed to developing the skills of Dorset’s students to prepare them for their individual futures. We are really pleased to be working with Shalim’s Balti House on this event which promises not only to give our students an invaluable learning opportunity but also a great evening of food which we hope you will join us in appreciating.”

Shalim Abs from Shalims Balti House Indian Restaurant adds “We are really looking forward to working with Matt Parkinson and his students. It will be interesting to see how the students adapt to our style of cooking. The menu we have put together focuses on traditional dishes that can be found in Indian restaurants the length and breadth of the county. One of the objective of this project to see if any of the students get interested in a career in Asian cuisine”

Tickets for this event are £22.50 and can be booked by contacting The HIX Academy Restaurant at Weymouth College on 01305 208979.