Special Events

An Evening With Cyrus Todiwala (OBE) – Friday 26 May – 1830

Cyrus Todiwala is returning to Wisbech Grammar School on 26 May 2023 for another evening of fantastic food. We are extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to host Cyrus on several occasions now for what is always an entertaining evening with excellent food.

Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL FIH is a chef, restaurateur, educationist, author, and entrepreneur. Genial and down-to-earth, his accessible persona masks an encyclopaedic knowledge of food history and cuisine and many a sophisticated turn in the kitchen. He is a regular on television programs such as Saturday Kitchen and was one half of the highly popular BBC series “The Spice Men”. Together with his wife Pervin, Cyrus runs four restaurants. The soon to reopen Café Spice Namasté at Royal Albert Wharf is a 25-year-old institution and the longest running Michelin BIB Gourmand restaurant (‘good food, good value’). Two hotel restaurants bear his name: Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen at the deluxe Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, and Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen at the Lincoln Plaza London, part of the Hilton Curio Collection. Mr Todiwala’s Petiscos in Buckhurst Hill is a small neighbourhood restaurant located in the London-Essex border.

Following a traditional boarding school education in Maharashtra, India, Cyrus decided on a road less travelled, completing four years of classical chef training in Mumbai. He began his career as a hotel chef with the Taj Group, rising to Executive Chef of the sprawling Taj Holiday Village in Goa.

The Evening

Cyrus will be working with pupils and his own team of chefs to produce a three-course meal. There will be a glass of fizz on arrival, followed by three courses of delicious food and the chance to meet Cyrus. Pupils from across the school community have the chance to work alongside Cyrus either in the kitchen or forming the front of house team to serve the banquet.

Tickets are £60 per person, booking is essential. A menu will be published in the new year and dietary requirements can be catered for if booked in advance. Please complete our form below to reserve your place, reservations are made on a first come, first served basis and the number of places are strictly limited. Once you have submitted your request to attend via our online form we will be in contact to advise payment details for this wonderful event. Following payment a formal ticket will be issued to you via your email address.

Menu (TBC)

“This year we are doing a Portuguese inspired dinner bringing the marriage of European cultures to Indian Cuisine”

1st Course

Sopa De Verduras Com Alohos Et Tostadas De Pâo

Goan Portuguese style potato and spinach soup with garlic infused sourdough toast

Croquetta De Ervilas

Croquette of mixed beans on a bed of chili mayonnaise

2nd Course

Galinha Cafreal Zambeziana Com Arroz Refogado Com Cogumelos Et Carile Branco Castagna De Caju

Roasted Chicken in a green masala inspired from Mozambique served with a soft risotto type rice with a white cashew nut curry


Pudim De Laranja Aletria

Orange zest infused caramel type pudding and Aletria which is a set fine thread vermicelli pudding cake flavoured with cinnamon and lime