Asif Rasheed Syed
Chef Asif R. Syed is an Indian American chef who has been awarded multiple times in the past for his extraordinary culinary talent. He has appeared on national television shows including “Beat Bobby Flay,” where he actually beat Bobby Flay with his signature dish: Tandoori Chicken.
Chef Syed was born in India, and he trained and worked as a chef in India after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology, in 1996. He studied Advanced Culinary Arts at the Intercollege in Cyprus while working in local hotels where he was in contact with a variety of different cuisines. For the next three years, Chef Asif worked side-by-side with some of the best chefs in high-end hotels on more than three continents. His journey led him to the position of Executive Chef at the Hilton Marco Island Resort in 2001, where he was named “Curry King” after winning International Curry Festival awards.
On December 21, 2015, Chef Syed started 21 Spices by Chef Asif and offers patrons modern Indian cuisine in addition to his own latest creations. 21 Spices’ culinary concept is going to be expanded in the near future with new locations across Florida.