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Taking part in the Curry Life Food Festival is a great way for chefs to improve their knowledge and skills The Curry Life Food Festival, which showcases some of the UK’s favourite curry dishes alongside the best of British regional cuisine, is taking place in October in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It gives participants the chance to …

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Curry Life’s latest event, the 2022 Culinary Workshop, featured a host of experts sharing best practice and industry insight The Curry Life Culinary Workshop 2022 took place on 12 June, with 150 industry professionals gathering together to share best practice, network and pick up more than a few tips. The event, which took place at …

Paying the price

Hardly a day seems to go by without another worrying statistic about price hikes. In the last month alone, petrol costs have soared and retail price inflation hit 2.8%, the highest figure since July 2011, driven by an increase in fresh food prices, according to the British Retail Consortium. Businesses have also struggled with rising …

Lifting the lid on the Bangladeshi shrimp industry

Prawn and shrimp production in southwest Bangladesh ‘is crucial to public health and prosperity, whilst being climate-resilient’, according to a new study into the industry. Carried out by The University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture and partners over four years, the study is based on findings from quantitative and qualitative data collected from 240 households …

BRITISH CURRY FESTIVAL RETURNING TO DHAKA AFTER A DECADE

To celebrate the culinary diversity of the United Kingdom, the British Curry Festival will be returning to Dhaka, Bangladesh, to showcase the Best of British Cuisine in a top five-star luxury hotel setting. The event will occur at the InterContinental Dhaka from 16-29 October 2022, with highly-acclaimed Michelin-star chef experts in the British culinary scene …

World Curry Expo showcases top suppliers

The World Curry Expo, held on 10 October at the Royal Lancaster London, featured a range of suppliers to the culinary industry, including Just Eat, Cobra Beer, Work Permit Cloud, Unisoft, Sardar Food Products, Novopay, Super Tuff Menus, Mr Printers, Lakeland Dairies, AB Pest Control and Mahi & Co. Visitors were also able to find …

RESTAURANT REOPENING SURVIVAL GUIDE

Now that the hospitality industry isfree to open once again and the pandemic seems to be under control with the vaccination programme on track, Curry Life has a few tips for restaurant owners regarding reopening successfully. we have gathered this advice in recent weeks through our many conversations with veteran restaurateurs, hospitality experts, and business …

Staff shortages a growing concern for curry houses

INDIAN RESTAURANTS ARE struggling to reopen following the easing of lockdown restrictions as they do not have enough staff, with recruitment for skilled roles such as Tandoori chefs remaining a challenge. Mohammed Atikur Rahman, owner manager of Watford-based Indian Sizzler says he is trying his best to keep the restaurant open for as many hours …

Key measures for hospitality industry

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined a series of initiatives to help the hospitality and leisure industry recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The main measures were announced as part of this year’s Budget on 3 March, with further help unveiled on 10 March. The VAT cut of 5% for hospitality, tourism and leisure, down from the …

New Year New Challenges New Solutions?

What does the future look like for the hospitality industry? Top restaurateurs give their verdict ‘Unprecedented’ is perhaps the most fitting word to describe this rollercoaster of a year – a turbulent year where the hospitality industry has undeniably been one of the sectors hit hardest. Frequently changing government strategies – in turn boosting and …

Madhus opened two more new restaurants

The Southall’s famous fine dining event caterer Madhus has turned 40. To mark 40 years of successful event catering Madhus is opening two more new restaurants. With this, the number of their restaurants will be four in total. On early December 2020, the Madhus has opened their new restaurant inside The Grove Hotel in Watford. …

The End of Traditional Restaurant Service?

By Helen Salter For many restaurant-goers, good service is one of — if not the — main draw for going out to eat. Old-school, interactive experiences between waiter and customer are just one way a restaurant can bolster its reputation, with restaurateurs taking pride in maintaining a service which can lead to regional and national …

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