Bradford was named Curry Capital of Britain for an amazing sixth time in succession – making seven in total. Close on their heels was past winner, Leicester, with Cardiff taking third spot this year, in recognition of the high quality of Indian restaurants in the city, such as Moksh, Chaiholics and Fez.
Organiser and Head of Judging, Colleen Grove, said: 'To be honest, Bradford have won so many times now we were actually trying to find a reason why they should NOT win the title again! However, it is a well-deserved victory. The team, headed by Patricia Tillotson, Tourism Manager at Visit Bradford, works so well together to best demonstrate the level of cooperation and community spirit that already exists in the city. Theirs is the kind of community cohesion that Peter envisaged when he set up the competition 15 years ago.'
The judges also continue to be impressed by the fact that the Bradford team not only submits a bid, but surrounds and reinforces it with various attendant projects, events and activities that are all designed to help others, be it in the form of charitable contributions or as a form of practical therapy or aid, such as the Curry Garden project in Peel Park.
This year's National Curry Week is dedicated to Peter Grove, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Let's raise money for people in need, in his memory.