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Students prepare authentic feast in aid of clean water pumps

May 3, 2023

Dance Students

Recipe book ‘The Road From Karachi’ was the inspiration behind a recent collaborative charity event which raised funds for One Nation, a UK-based relief and development charity.

A range of students from a variety of departments came together to present authentic Indian and Pakistani cooking for 40 eager guests in order to support donations towards clean water pumps in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The Road From Karachi

The Road From Karachi Recipe Book

‘The Road From Karachi’, which was written by the parents of HSDC lecturer Nadia Arab, contains an abundance of history alongside exceptional recipes.

The culinary extravaganza which was held at our fine dining restaurant 74 South, raised funds for the charity through ticket sales and purchases of the outstanding cookbook itself.

During the event, catering students prepared an exquisite three-course meal for the attendees which included samosas, pakoras, aloo tikki, chicken jalfrezi and chickpea curry followed by gulab jamun with Indian ice cream.

Dance, Performance and Choreography students showcased their incredible talent whilst providing exceptional entertainment throughout the event. In addition to the excellent dancing, our talented music lecturers also played some traditional Pakistani music for all guests to enjoy. Not to mention our talented beauty students who ensured each performer looked and felt the part.

HSDC South Downs Lecturer Nadia Arab, who arranged the event said:

“The event was all about collaboration and sharing of skills bringing departments together. We had students from many different departments including catering, dance and beauty which was great. I really wanted students to be able to enjoy the atmosphere whilst engaging in a real-life experience. The aim of the event is to raise money for water pumps via One Nation which is such an amazing cause. I hope to get the HSDC logo on some of the water pumps too”.

catering students

Catering students preparing food for the guests

Speaking about the event, Iain Baillie, Professional Cookery Level 3 Diploma Course Manager said:

“This has been a really good opportunity for our students to explore other cultures. It has also enabled them to practice a range of different Pakistani and Indian cuisine techniques which will enhance and develop their skill set. The event raised awareness for such a good cause too which is amazing”.

To find out more visit The Road From Karachi website.

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