Biggleswade boasts one of the country’s top curry chefs

MBTC Biggles Lounge chef
MBTC Biggles Lounge chef

It’s official. Biggleswade is now home to one of the best curry chefs in the country.

Mohammed Nazim Uddim was recognised among 40 others for his contribution to the UK’s curry industry at a special awards ceremony, organised by Curry Life.

Mr Uddim, whose curry is cited a local favourite at the Biggles Lounge Restaurant in Shortmead Street, described the title as “the greatest vote of confidence” he could wish for, both for himself and his team who “work so hard to make things happen”.

He said:“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.”

As well as celebrating one of the UK’s favourite national dishes, ‘Chicken Tikka Masala’, the 2015 Curry Chef of the Year Awards helped raised more than £3,000 for The Silver Star Charity which raises awareness of diabetes across the UK and the Indian Subcontinent.

Guest of Honour, Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder chairman of Cobra Beer, congratulated the winners. He said:“There is no doubt that curry is the nation’s favourite food and behind the great tastes of curry, are great craftsmen. Those chefs, awarded by Curry Life, deserve to be congratulated for their hard work and achievements.”

MP Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, applauded the curry chefs in their production of the best quality curries in the country. He also recognised Curry Life for their promotion of the curry industry over the last decade and for setting the benchmark to promote the most talented chefs in the country.