Ben Ingham

Managing Director

Afruj Chowdhury

Head Chef

We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards from our training team of industry professionals.

About our chef team


The Safeguard fusion Chef Team are amongst the best in the industry. Not only they have achieved commercial success as head chefs in acclaimed restaurants but they are inspirational hands on tutors with years of culinary experience in Indian, Asian & Fusion cuisine.

Our classically trained master chefs will prepare students for a successful spicy career in the British hospitality industry with the necessary skills to become a confident and independent cook and all our classes have a very high proportion of hands on practice maximising student’s culinary potential for the best possible start combining passion for food and career together.

There are always plenty of opportunities to ask questions and gain understanding of supposedly demanding techniques. Every session involves tasting all the food that has been made, further enhancing your ability to become a skilled home cook and discover your inner chef at the lifestyle cookery master-classes.

Our tutor chefs are all experienced professionals and have cooked in some of the very best kitchens around the country. They all share a passion for food and are here to share their extensive culinary knowledge with you.

Safeguard Fusion Cookery Academy’s head of training, chef director, Afruj Chowdhury, is obsessed with food and cookery. He spearheaded to develop the first bespoke British curry chef diploma to address a broad range of fundamental specialised Indian culinary training. He has worked as a professional cook, run his own cookery businesses and taught cookery to both adults and children for many years.

The fusion team feels very strongly that proper teaching can enthuse and bring out the hidden gifted culinary skills even from the most unconfident cooks by demystifying cookery techniques and jargon alongside with his team of master chef tutors.

Our team is one of the key ingredients that make the Safeguard Fusion cookery academy a very special place to master your culinary desire. Our approach and ability to instil confidence and enthusiasm, while making cooking great fun, is endorsed by all previous students and leading award winning chefs and decision makers in the British Curry industry.

Start your cookery journey with us….

we are committed to teaching in a fun and enjoyable way.