THE managing director and executive chef of the Aagrah chain of restaurants in Yorkshire has received a Special Recognition accolade from David Cameron at The British Curry Awards 2013.
Mohammed Aslam MBE received the award in recognition of his significant contributions to services to industry.
Mr Aslam has made it his life’s mission to promote Kashmiri cuisine. He has also worked with schools, colleges and other organisations to help inspire young people into a career of their choice and in particular in hospitality, producing training manuals and recipe books.
Mr Cameron said, “It is often said that curry is Britain’s national dish – and it’s easy to see why. It’s not just the flavours served up in the thousands of curry restaurants across the country, it is the welcome too. Those who work in the curry industry enliven Britain’s high streets, boost local economies and contribute to local communities.”
Aagrah, which was founded 36 years ago, employs just under 500 staff and has grown to 16 branches throughout Yorkshire.