A curry chef from South Yorkshire is celebrating after being crowned as one of the best in the country.
(Extract taken from The Star Newspaper)
Naz Haque, executive chef at the Café Naz Indian
Restaurant in Wath-upon-Dearne, was one of 46 chefs to receive
recognition for their contribution to an industry worth more than £4.2
billion a year.
He was honoured at the 2013 curry chef of the year awards in London.
said: “I love what I do and it is nice to see my style of cooking at
the restaurant has been recognised. A successful restaurant is a team
effort so this award is for everyone I work with.
“The award will
inspire us to keep improving and I’d also like to thank all our
customers for their help in putting us on the map.”
Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne, said: “This is a huge accolade for
Naz and I’m proud Rotherham can say it is home to one of the best curry
chefs in the country.
“I am a big curry fan and I’ve found Café Naz to have great food, a warm atmosphere and friendly staff.
“They thoroughly deserve this award and I hope it will encourage more people to discover this hidden gem.”
at the event included Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, who said:
“Asian cuisine plays an important role in our national life, so it’s
right we celebrate and recognise the great achievements of this industry
and I congratulate all of the winning chefs.
“We want Britain to
be the place where top chefs train in Asian cuisine – attracting and
inspiring young people from all backgrounds who will design not only the
brilliant dishes but also become the entrepreneurs and business owners
of the future.”
Syed Belal Ahmed, of competition organiser Curry Life Magazine, said: “The UK is the home for the best curry.”