Fans of TV and radio cookery shows will recognise celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala, who recently took time out from the kitchen to enjoy a holiday with friends at CLC Club La Costa World resort on the Costa del Sol.

A regular contributor on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, he is author of several renowned cookery books such as The Incredible Spice Men, linked to a prime time BBC TV series of the same name which saw both him and Scottish chef Tony Singh spice up some favourite British dishes.

Having been extremely busy with his TV and radio shows, as well as writing, teaching and running his successful restaurants with wife Pervin, Cyrus decided to swap the heat of the kitchen for some late summer warmth on the Costa del Sol.

Members of CLC World for the past 15 years, the Todiwalas arrived for their break with friends and were keen to seek out restaurants serving typical Spanish food. Their own world-renowned and award winning restaurant Café Spice Namasté is celebrating 20 years.

As well as running the family restaurant empire, Cyrus’s commitments include charity fundraising with involvement in a forthcoming dinner in aid of breast cancer; education and training initiatives for young people; and a deep interest in the environment and sustainability.

Food fit for a Queen

Awarded an MBE for services to skills development and training and an OBE for his contribution to the hospitality industry, this super busy chef also cooked for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations!

The Todawalas trip to the Costa del Sol was being followed by another visit to a CLC World resort, this time CLC Duchally in Scotland to coincide with Cyrus attending the Master Chefs of Great Britain annual lunch and AGM in Edinburgh. He said: “We enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and it’s the perfect place to base ourselves for the Master Chefs event.”