Worthing chef’s curries among the best in the UK

Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder chairman of Cobra Beer, Illy Jaffar from Chivas, chef Askor Ali from Mahaan, Wes Streeting MP and broadcast journalist Nina Hossain
Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder chairman of Cobra Beer, Illy Jaffar from Chivas, chef Askor Ali from Mahaan, Wes Streeting MP and broadcast journalist Nina Hossain

A CHEF from Worthing was voted one of the best curry chefs in the UK at the 2015 Curry Chef of the Year Awards.

Askor Ali, executive chef at the Mahaan Restaurant, in Montague Street, was one of 40 chefs to receive official recognition for their contribution to an industry worth more than £4.2billion a year, at the awards held inside The Lancaster Hotel, in London.

Mr Ali said: “To win this title is the greatest vote of confidence I could wish for, not just for myself but for my team who work so hard to make things happen at the Mahaan of Worthing.

“The award will inspire us to keep improving and I’d also like to thank all our customers for their help putting us on the map.”

The UK may have a soft spot for old favourites like bangers and mash and fish and chips but the British appetite for curry remains unrivalled.

This year’s awards ceremony recognised the best 40 curry chefs in the UK and special recognition for restaurants serving exemplary Indian cuisine.

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