MTV bosses choose East Ham caterer Nuzhat Ahmed

East Ham cookery demonstrator Nuzhat Ahmed has won an exclusive contract to cater for the producers of MTV, beating off competition from across the UK.

Nuzhat, from Mitcham Road, was one of 20 amateur chefs to be approached by Tom Thurlow, producer of MTV online comedy The Freshers, to send a selection of dishes to the editing studio in Gloucestershire.

Tom was so enamoured with Nuzhat’s dishes, he offered her 12-month contract to cater for the production team until 2013.

Nuzhat, 50, said: “I was totally gobsmacked when the show’s producer offered me the contract.

“Working with The Freshers on an on-going basis will be an exciting step in my career, and I can’t wait to get started.”


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Born in Pakistan, Nuzhat was raised on a diet of homemade locally-sourced food and she was taught how to cook by her mother and grandmother.

She has lived in England for over 30 years now and her Anglo-Pakistani dishes have been described as “utterly mouthwatering” and “totally scrumptious.”

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Nuzhat started writing her first cookbook “Nuzhat’s Classic Recipes” 20 years ago and perfected the dishes for publication last year.

She says her recipes are designed to be accessible to everyone and easy to cook within 60 minutes.

Tom said: “Working with Nuzhat was a pleasure, and I’m pleased to say that she is now the sole chef for The Freshers.

“The next series of the show is not until late 2012, so she’s got plenty of time to prepare.”

Nuzhat’s Classic Recipes is available from Amazon for �10.95.

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