Local MP launches Asian Curry Awards

July 12, 2011 4:50 PM

Last week, local MP Tom Brake hosted a dinner in Parliament in conjunction with the Federation of Bangladeshi Caterers (FBC) to launch the 2011 Asian Curry Awards.

The Awards have been set up by the FBC to celebrate the achievements of Bangladeshi, Indian, Chinese and other South Asian restaurants across the UK. Members of the public will soon be able to nominate their favourite restaurants through a form on the FBC website.

Tom said: "It was a pleasure to come here this evening to launch these awards that will recognise exceptional South Asian food. The curry industry in particular is a perfect example of the innovation and success that has helped Britain to become the diverse and multicultural centre of cuisine that it is today."

The evening was organised by Yawar Khan, the founder of the Federation of Bangladeshi Caterers and the owner of the Akash Tandoori on Stafford Road in Wallington since 1977. Other guests included Lord Sheikh, the founder of the Conservative Muslim Forum.

The FBC was set up by Yawar Khan to protect and promote the interests of the British curry industry, which is today estimated to be worth over £4billion a year.

A nomination form for the Asian Curry Awards will soon be available on the Federation of Bangladeshi Caterers website at www.fobc2008.com.

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