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Plenty for restaurateurs to take away from MP

Plenty for restaurateurs to take away from MP

April 27, 2016 No Comments

Bromsgrove MP and Business Minister, SajidJavid, was the guest speaker at a seminar for Indian restaurant and takeaway owners to help them get to grips with food compliance issues.   Organised by Worcestershire Regulatory Services and supported by the Worcestershire LEP, the seminar is part of an innovative county-wide programme of initiatives led by Environmental ...

Curry pioneer brought shampooing to England

Curry pioneer brought shampooing to England

April 27, 2016 No Comments

Dean Mahomet is famous in curry circles for opening up what is believed to be London’s first curry restaurant. But it seems there is another side to his story as well!   Around 1807, Dean Mahomet decided to leave Ireland and head to London, where he found work with a rich Scottish nobleman who called ...

Chef shortage figures Highlighted

June 25, 2015 No Comments

VisitEngland recently revealed alarming chef shortage figures as part of a drive to attract young people to the industry during English Tourism Week this March. The organisation found that 47 per cent of vacancies for chefs proved difficult to fill due to a lack of skilled applicants. Chefs made up 21 per cent of all ...

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Families seal common bond through marriage

Families seal common bond through marriage

June 25, 2015 No Comments

Guests and relatives from all over the world, including Bangladesh, Dubai and Canada, attended the wedding celebrations of Justine Rumana Ali and Anisul Haque which took place over three weekends in April. Justine is the only daughter of British Curry Awards founder, Enam Ali MBE, while Anis is the son of Jehangir Haque, Mole Valley ...

Hardeep is your love for curry?

Hardeep is your love for curry?

June 25, 2015 No Comments

TV star and comedian Hardeep Kohli is the driving force behind a new restaurant in Edinburgh. The former celebrity MasterChef has been busy launching V Deep in the Scottish city’s Leith area and the distinctive venture marries his love of curry and passion for craft beers. VDeep offers drinkers and diners a menu of 10 ...

Countdown starts for BCA 2015

June 25, 2015 No Comments

Preparations are gathering pace for the 2015 British Curry Awards, which this year will be held in association with kukd.com. The event, the 11th British Curry Awards, takes place on Monday 30th November at the Battersea Evolution and promises to be the biggest and best yet. Justine Ali, the BCA organiser, says,”Last year was a ...

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Kukd.com aims to help restaurants get back control of their online ordering business

Kukd.com aims to help restaurants get back control of their online ordering business

June 25, 2015 No Comments

There are growing concerns that the curry industry is facing big challenges as a result of the ever-growing power of the large online service providers. Issues highlighted by restaurants have included late payments, cash flow difficulties, high commission rates, not being able to contact customers directly, giving away massive discounts to compete, losing independence and ...

Editorial

June 25, 2015 No Comments

The 2015 General Election was one of the most keenly contested in many years. In the end the Conservatives won with a comfortable result, and it is said that ethnic minority votes were crucial in helping David Cameron back to No.10. Certainly I know of many restaurateurs who were actively campaigning for the Conservative Party ...

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Time for Awards to Come Clean?

April 21, 2015 No Comments

Pressure grows on Asian Curry Awards to explain its position. Last year marked the 10th British Curry Awards, which you should know (in the interests of full disclosure) has an affiliation with this magazine, though it does mean that our industry awards ceremonies are something that we care about at Spice Magazine deeply. In that ...

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Chef attacks rival over false award claims

April 21, 2015 No Comments

Two well-known curry chefs, Chad Rahman of Chez Mumtaz in St Albans and Chef Oli Khan, of Surma Takeaway and Spice Rouge, are locked in a dispute which highlights the importance of sticking firmly to the facts when making claims about winning awards. It seems that Oli Khan has been stating in newspapers and magazines ...

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