Brighton & Hove Curry Chef of the Year 2013



Saturday 14 September 2013

12.30 – 2.15pm • Live Food Show stage, Hove Lawns • Free entry

The festival and our partner the Hilton Brighton Metropole have teamed up with Brighton & Hove City Council’s Environmental Health department to host the final of the Curry Chef of the Year award.

The team from Environmental Health have been running this hugely popular award scheme with local curry restaurants and takeaways since 2010. Open to businesses that have a minimum rating of 4 or more on the National Food Hygiene Rating System, and who comply with the council’s standard requirements on food management systems and hygiene standards, its one of the most coveted awards in the city.

During the preliminary heats in August and early September, local chefs showcase their culinary skills through preparing a traditional curry, side dish and bread or rice accompaniment in their own kitchen in under one hour. Their dishes will be awarded marks for aroma, texture, taste, appearance and flair by and expert judge, and the top three will then battle it out at the grand final on the festival’s Live Food Show stage in front of a live audience.

The Food Hygiene Rating scheme – formerly ‘Scores on the Doors’ – is a national initiative to help people make informed choices as to where to eat and shop for food. Scores range from 0 to 5 with businesses scoring 3 – ‘generally satisfactory’ – meaning no immediate or significant follow-up action by the Food Safety Team officers is required.
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