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British Curry Awards 2012

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The awards, now in their eighth year, have become the countrys main showcase for the £3.5bn a year curry industry. The winners of the British Curry Awards 2012 will be announced at the Battersea Evolution, London, on Monday 26th November at a black tie gala dinner. Be prepared to be amazed.

This year again the event will be packed with celebrities, MPs and high profiles guests amongst others and will be more spectacular and celebrating the industrys involvement with the Olympics. The Awards dinner itself is the biggest event of the year in the hospitality industry calendar.

On a more positive note, the nomination process for the 2012 British Curry Awards is now open and anyone can put forward a restaurant for consideration. With around 10,000 restaurants, 80,000 employees and a turnover of £3.5 billion, the curry restaurant industry is not only an important part of the UK economy but also of its social fabric.



This year, the UK audience will be swelled by the over 2.5 million curry lovers with the help of our partners and associates. It will be first time ever record breaking number of nominations expected to be received. The British Curry Awards is the pioneer in this industry and even our Prime Minister David Cameron dubbed the ‘Curry Oscars and ‘uplifting & inspiring evening the British Curry Awards really is in his video message and when he attended the awards dinner in 2009  remained the gold standard, and the biggest night of the year for the near 100,000 people involved in the industry.

Alongside the usual categories, there will be one new one this year - Best Delivery Restaurant/Takeaway. This will be open to restaurants that are takeaways only and also those restaurants that offer a home delivery service. This category will be judged on a nation-wide basis. There will also be the usual high level guests and presenters and a quality programme of entertainment.


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Maha Challenge Muqabala 2011 Auditions

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We just got this message from the organizers of a reality show in India called the "Food Food Maha Challenge Muqabala". The show is apparently being hosted by two famous personalities from India. One of the hosts is none other than India's most famous TV chef, Mr Sanjeev Kapoor and the other is the lady with the wonderful smile, Ms Madhuri Dixit. The show is looking for chefs to audition for the show Food Food Maha Challenge Muqabala. The show will be telecast on Food Food channel.

The show will feature a competition between male and female cooks, with Madhuri Dixit representing the ladies and Sanjeev Kapoor will represent the men.

If any one is interested you can call on 02242769017 between 11 am to 6 pm.

The auditions date are

Mumbai         8th July
Nagpur         10th July
Delhi            14th July
Kolkata         17th July
Hyderabad    20th July

You can also contact them via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Vindaloo against Violence

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The last few months have drawn a lot of attention to attacks on Indians in Australia whicjh appear to be racially driven. Many students have been badly hurt and a few have even died. Mia Northrop, a resident of Melbourne has initiated an idea to stop the spreading of the violence through the promotion of great Indian food. Her idea is to get the people of Melbourne to dine at local Indian restaurants to show their solidarity to the local Indian community. 

The event is being scheduled for Wednesday February 24, 2010.  

 

 

Below is her idea.

Vindaloo Against Violence gives ordinary Melburnians a peaceful, easy way to:

  • express their anger and disappointment that racially motivated violence is occurring in their city
  • embrace and show solidarity with the local Indian community
  • mount a show of force against the perpetrators of violence.

She initiated this event because she wanted her voice to be heard on this issue but didnâ€â„¢t know how.

Letâ€â„¢s signal to the Indian media and other international observers that everyday Australians do not accept racially motivated violence and racism.

Letâ€â„¢s also shift the local media, government and law enforcement focus from preventative measures Indians should take to protect themselves to:

  • identifying the root causes and typical perpetrators of racially motivated violence
  • finding ways to diffuse the criminal behaviour.

The event is not supporting any particular business interests and this initiative receives no government, commercial, organisation, union, community, religious or political party funding.

The idea is simply for everyday people to come together to support their immigrant communities in a very Melbourne way: through great food.

For more details, visit the Vindaloo against Violence website.

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World Food Awards 2009

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Ethnic food has been identified as an important and emerging sector in UK and is one of the fastest growing areas within the retail market.

The World Food Awards 2009 is a new, national awards ceremony to recognise the best operators in the world food sector in the United Kingdom and Europe. This event will provide an annual focal point for the ethnic food industry - highlighting the valuable contribution of this rapidly growing sector. The World Food Awards is supported by the World Foods Association which represents the interests of UK companies operating in the ethnic foodservice markets, which covers; Asian, Oriental, Afro-Caribbean, East-European, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean products.

 

The World Foods Association's mission is to bring together the world food market and become the leading voice of the UK ethnic food industry for the mutual benefit of all members - from food manufacturers to importers alike. he World Food Awards were held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London, on Saturday 31st October, 2009 with performances by leading artists and a host of celebrities, sports personalities and acclaimed chefs to present the awards.

 

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