British Curry Awards: UK’s Top Indian Restaurants Receive Accolades at Awards Gala

Jenny Bond, Dipna Anand, Enam Ali, Francis Maude at Curry Awards
Jenny Bond, Dipna Anand, Enam Ali, Francis Maude at Curry Awards

London, UK, Dec 1, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The UK’s favorite cuisine will once again be honored as the eighth annual British Curry Awards takes place recently, at a glittering gala event at Battersea Evolution in London. With the UK curry industry boasting 10,000 restaurants and 80,000 employees, the awards have become a highlight on the UK social calendar, and each year showcases the vast allure of the £3.6bn a year curry industry, according to a press release. The curry industry is not only a lucrative mainstay of the economy but also an integral part of the nation’s social and culinary fabric.

This year's event will once again see a plethora of high-profile guests in attendance, and will include celebrities, dignitaries, politicians, business leaders, and of course, top names from the culinary industry in the UK. The gala dinner will also feature quality entertainment amidst a gourmet banquet. A pioneer in the UK catering and hospitality sector, the British Curry Awards has been lauded as a pivotal UK institution, with Prime Minister David Cameron calling the awards ‘the curry Oscars’.

The British Curry Awards was established by British entrepreneur Enam Ali MBE who the founded the event in 2005. The event was co-hosted by BBC presenter Jenny Bond and celebrity impersonator Rory Bremner.