Britain’s love affair with Indian food is well-known but which city is the craziest for Curry? From Glasgow to Cardiff and from Luton to Newcastle, cities up and down the UK are competing with each other in order to be crowned the Curry Capital of Britain 2012, eager to wrestle the crown away from last year’s deserved winner’s Bradford. The awards – organised by Peter Grove and the Federation of Specialist Restaurants, showcase the richness and cultural diversity of Britain’s largest cities and demonstrate the passion and vivacity of the British Indian food industry.
This title is fiercely contested every year and 2012 is no different. Not only do the awards showcase the best in British Curry, they also raise funds for The Curry Tree Charitable Fund.
How the process works:
Restaurants from each competing city are nominated by residents and restaurant owners to act as Curry Ambassadors for their city and fundraise for the award’s chosen charity – the Curry Tree Charitable Fund, which aims to combat hunger, poverty and provide disaster relief in the Indian sub-continent. Each city (and their respective restaurants) is scrutinized by a panel of judges to see how influential these restaurants are within their local community, with a final dossier on each city presented by the city councils to the judges for consideration.
Each city has the chance to highlight the diversity, energy and local pride present within their Curry-mad communities but they need your help in order to win! Public votes go a long way in deciding which city will be crowned the Curry Capital of Britain so don’t forget to submit your vote!
- August 24th: Closing date for the city Restaurant teams
- September 5th: Restaurant teams are announced
- September 21st: Closing date for public votes for the cities
- September 24th: Final date for official Council submission of dossiers
- October 29th: The lucky winner is announced!