Pic: Shabul and Kabul (chef) both owners of Maharani...
Britain's 'korma kings' were crowned on Monday (26th November) evening 'second to naan' with Sittingbourne's very own Maharani Restaurant (in West Street) receiving the highest accolade in the curry industry - the BCA Curry Chef of the Year award for the South East.
The 12 winners of the coveted Chef of the Year category can now lay claim to being the best in their region after impressing judges during a heated cook-off last month. The Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA) visited hundreds of curry houses and takeaways across the length and breadth of Britain in the hunt for the nation's top chefs and restaurants.
The 13th annual Curry Chef and Curry Restaurant of the Year Awards are the curry industry's premier awards, backed by restaurants and chefs themselves and considered the ‘Oscars' of the curry world.
The BCA, which represents more than 12,000 restaurants in the UK, whittled down a list of hundreds of contenders to just 27 chef finalists and 38 shortlisted curry houses. The finalists went head to head with one another at a cook-off event to produce a dish worthy of the judges' top marks and The Maharani came through with flying colours.
Congratulations to Shabul and Kabul (Chef) co-owners of the Maharani Restaurant pictured above.