Restaurants are aiming to curry favour at city’s inaugural awards celebration
MORE THAN 2,500 nominations have flooded in for the inaugural Bradford Curry Awards which have been launched to celebrate the industry’s contribution to the local economy, heritage and culture.
The Bradford Curry Awards provide a platform to showcase the best of the local industry. A spokesman said: “They aim to recognise not just the city’s top chefs but also all those who work hard behind the scenes to create the city’s nationally-acclaimed culinary reputation.
“Curry lovers from across the district were invited to nominate their favourite eateries – with around 80 names put forward – and a shortlist has now been announced of the top five establishments which received the most nominations in each of eight categories across the industry.”
Fatima Patel, event director for the Bradford Curry Awards, said: “We were absolutely overwhelmed with the response.
“We were aware that the people of Bradford love their food and know their curry, but they’ve really rallied round to support their favourite establishments. It’s been phenomenal to see how passionate everyone directly involved is about their industry and what it means to the Bradford economy.
“As well as showcasing the best of the industry, we hope the awards will also help to attract new talent, so ensuring it is sustained and continues to grow long into the future.”
The winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 17, at the Cedar Court Hotel in Rooley Lane, Bradford.
The spokesman said: “Food fans from across the community are invited to join the celebrations and network with business leaders, politicians, and above all, the crème de la crème of Bradford’s curry industry.”
For further information visit the website, www.bradfordcurryawards.co.uk