The Bangladeshi catering Association have recently said that their sixth annual awards will be taking place on 4 December, which is a Sunday. The awards are an opportunity for entrepreneurial spirit of theUKto be celebrated as curry houses compete for the award.
Curry is one of the most popular dishes in theUKand 12 awards will be given to chefs at the event. The main prize is the Caterer of the Year Award which is coveted by all curry houses in theUK. The awards cover nine regions in the country and there are also awards given for achievements for Civic Society.
The Bangladesh Caterers Association in their 51st year, are UK’s oldest, largest and strongest pressure group, which represent over 12,000 British Bangladeshi Restaurants and Takeaways. This unique industry grew from the heart of the Bangladesh migrants who first entered the UK in the 1950’s and has blossomed into an industry that employs in excess of 150,000 people and had a turn over estimated at £4.1billion in 2010.
The awards will be hosted by Tasmin Lucia Khan, of ITV’s Daybreak, in front of an audience of 1000 guests, which includes a host of Dignitaries, Celebrities, Parliamentarians and the Crème de la Crème of the Curry Elite. The ceremony will take place in the opulent and glamorous setting of the Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge, in Central London on 4th December 2011
The spice of the night should warm up this winters evening as great food will be served along with a fusion of traditional and contemporary entertainment. This is a real celebration of the UK’s Curry Industries entrepreneurs, one of UK’s most successful immigration stories, which forms the fabric of today’s multi-cultural society.
Attending the event will be the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, and the recipients of last year’s BCA Golden Jubilee Honour Awards Anne Main MP and Rushanara Ali MP.
On receiving her award last year Rushanara Ali, the first British Bangladeshi MP said, “The British Bangladeshi catering industry is the backbone of our community and the springboard of success for future generations.”
As well as promoting the successes of the Curry Industry the BCA have united with Peoples 1st to address the existing chef crisis and support the training and apprenticeships of Asian and Oriental chefs soon to be rolled out across five new Hospitality Guild Centre’s around the UK.
BCA President Mr Bajloor Rashid said, “BCA are looking forward to celebrating the success of many of theUK’s greatest Curry House entrepreneurs. They have had to face many trials and tribulations however they continue to strive to ensure the authentic taste of curry is delivered toUK’s curry connoisseurs ”.