Portsmouth Curry chef honoured by top chef award

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CURRY chef Kowsar Miah has proved he has culinary talent by scooping a top industry award.

The 38-year-old, who owns the Mowchak Tandoori Indian Restaurant in Havant Road, Drayton, won the Bangladesh Caterers Association chef of the year award after judges were impressed by his dishes.

He had to compete in a cook-off against other competitors, producing four courses which were timed and marked on presentation and taste.

Mr Miah, whose trophy and certificate is on display in the restaurant, said: ‘I was pretty glad when I found out I won the award – it’s a great honour.

‘It has been a family business for around 20 years and it was passed on to me by my uncle and father.

‘I want to thank all our local customers for their support and who encouraged me to go for this award.’

The restaurant, which provides events catering, has scooped Britain’s best Indian restaurant from Curry Life magazine two years running.

Mr Miah said: ‘Even though I have previously won three awards, I am looking for more after this.’