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Celeb chef Cyrus Todiwala helps East End chefs cook healthier food

PUBLISHED: 12:09 08 November 2010

Cyrus Todiwala

Cyrus Todiwala

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EAST End cafe, restaurant, caterer and takeaway cooks took part in a free healthier catering workshop hosted by celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala.

The BBC1 Saturday Kitchen regular and executive chef of Brick Lane’s Café Spice Namaste is a holder of a gold Tower Hamlets Food for Health Award and BBC TV Chef and led the workshop by demonstrating how to prepare healthier dishes using more spices and less salt and oil.

During the session he also offered businesses tips and explained how healthier cooking can reduce food waste.

He said: “Customers want healthier options and we need to raise the standards. Tower Hamlets is making serious efforts to make the changes.”

The workshop was coordinated by the Tower Hamlets Healthy Borough Programme for food businesses based in the borough as part of the Food for Health Awards.

The award scheme is set-up to tackle some of the causes of obesity. The awards acknowledge food businesses which serve meals with reduced sugar, fat, salt and promote healthier eating.

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