A Yorkshire curry house has won a top prize. Mohan Miah form the Bengal Brasserie has scooped Curry Life Magazine's Best Curry Chef Award.
Chef Mohan Miah, from the Bengal Brasserie, Wetherby, went to London to receive the prize. The winners of the Curry Life Magazine's best Curry Chef Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony in London.
Curry Life Magazine has been recognising excellence in the industry since 2009. They also organise British Curry Festivals in different countries, which helped to raise the profile for Curry Chefs and the British Curry Houses globally.
Theawards were part of the first ever World Curry Expo, which includes exhibition stands, cooking workshops and the Curry Life Chef Awards. The main purpose of the Curry Life Chef Awards was to showcase and pay tribute to the country's leading curry restaurants.
Winning Curry Chef Mohan said: "I am absolutely delighted. We've always been very proud of our food here at Bengal Brasserie and it's a great honour to be named the best Curry Chef in my area. I always put 100% into my cooking and I am glad people recognise that effort. I have picked up the award, but any good restaurant is about a team effort and this award will be for everyone at the Bengal Brasserie. I would like to also thank all my regular customers who nominated me for this prestigious award," he added.
Syed Belal Ahmed, Editor of Curry Life Magazine and founder of British Curry Festival, said: "The awards were a runaway success. These awards highlight the special achievement of a select band of chefs who have made their culinary mark on the Indian restaurant scene in the UK.
"The British Curry has its own identity and we are now influencing Curry Restaurants globally including India, where Curry originate from," he added.
Mohan heads up four restaurants in the region in Nether Poppleton, Goodramgate in York, Market Weighton and Wetherby.