A chef from Kettering has been recognised as one of the best at cooking curry in the country at the 2015 Curry Chef of the Year Awards.
Nesahor Uddin Kutub, executive chef at the Royal Bengal in Rockingham Road, was one of 40 to receive the accolade at the ceremony in London.
The UK may have a soft spot for old favourites like bangers and mash and fish and chips but the British appetite for curry remains unrivalled, with the industry worth more than £4.2bn a year.
Mr Kutub said: “To win this title is the greatest vote of confidence I could wish for, not just for myself but for my team who work so hard to make things happen at the Royal Bengal.
“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.”
Editor of Curry Life magazine Syed Belal Ahmed said: “It was a fantastic evening and a great way to recognise and celebrate the skills and talents of our curry industry.
“Events like this illustrate the strength of our love as a nation for curry.
“I would like to congratulate the much deserving winners of this year’s Curry Life Chef Awards.”
More then £3,000 was raised on the evening for the Silver Star Charity, which raises awareness about the dangers of diabetes across the UK and Indian Subcontinent.