'A Passion to Inspire', founded by Murray Chapman, is a non-profit making, voluntary initiative, initially developed to bring education and industry closer together - to help and support' the future of tomorrow today'. The initial format was a competition... but with a fun and supportive element, to nurture, encourage and support students, and give them belief in, and a passion for, their chosen career.

  • “ A Passion to Inspire “ – Final West Suffolk College
    10 May, 19:00
    Location is TBD
  • Upskill Day Infusions Group
    14 Jun, 07:00
    Location is TBD
  • Skills for Chefs 2022
    29 Jun, 09:00 – 30 Jun, 18:00
    The Skills for Chefs Conference is designed for professionals in the culinary industry and it takes place in Sheffield.
  • TBD
    “ A Passion to Inspire “ Heats
    Location is TBD
  • Upskill Day – Coworth Park
    16 Nov 2021, 07:00
    Location is TBD
  • The Dirty Dozen – 24 Chefs – 12 teams – 12 colleges – Great Food
    19 Sept 2021, 09:00
    Location is TBD

Past Events


Upskills Day

Zest Quest Asia and Tilda Journey to Scotland

30th of November 2021

Winning Team - John Jackaman , Barney O'Connell and New City College London.jpg
ZEST QUEST Asia Logo.jpg

Dirty Dozen

19th of September 2021

Cyrus Todiwala launches Zest Quest Asia 2022

It has been such a pleasure to be involved with this book alongside Great Chefs – James Martin , Melissa Hemsley, Paul Ainsworth , Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver , Paul Gayler , Sophie Thompson, the Hairy Bikers and of course Cyrus Todiwala with Great Military Chefs currently serving the in our armed forces

Cateys 2021: Education and Training Award: Murray Chapman, A Passion to Inspire


" On Tuesday I was honoured to pick up the Catey Award for Education and Training in front of 900+ guests in London, I picked up this award on behalf of all of you that have helped make A Passion to Inspire what it is, I thank you all "


Congratulations to all of us  every – Chef – Farmer – Producer- Grower – Employer – Charity  - Supplier  - The Craft Guild – MCGB  - The Caterer -  College – Lecturer  and of course Inspired Students – we are all winners 


We have all worked together for  over 11 years – Inspiring each other to go the extra mile to support Hospitality and its future 😊


For more information Click  - The Cateys Press Release


We will continue to grow and Inspire - one great big brilliant team !