THE final of the city’s Asian Chef of the Year contest took place earlier this week.
Wednesday’s competition at the kitchens of Milton Keynes College’s The Chef in Waiting saw contestants from some of MK’s premium Indian or Asian restaurants take part in a cook-off.
The contest was part of Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards, which aims to honour the best in food, drink, hospitality and leisure throughout the city.
Backed by the Citizen, the awards consist of 14 categories with a special gala evening planned on Sunday, May 13 at The Swan in Milton Keynes Village.
The awards night will see winners in each category honoured, including those in the Asian Chef of the Year and the Chef of the Year competitions, and a raffle to raise money for Milton Keynes Food Bank and independent radio station MKFM.
The Asian Chef of the Year event followed on from last week’s Chef of the Year contest at the same venue.
At that competition, judges including MK Dons manager Karl Robinson sampled the food of chefs Terry Pritchard from Chicheley Hall, Paul Capener from Kingfisher Country Club, Mark Austin from The Swan in Salford, Scott Ludlow from The Purple Goose in Woburn Sands, David Green from the Mercure Hotel and Shanti Bhushan from Brasserie Blanc.
And Wednesday’s cook-off followed a similar procedure, with Mohammed Nosir Miah from Zinga, Saj Khan from the Calcutta Brasserie and Akbar Ali from Kardamom Lounge battling it out to produce the best culinary delights.
The winner will be announced at the awards evening.
To find out more about the inaugral MK Food & Leisure Awards visit www.mkfla.co.uk
> To see a picture gallery of the MK Chef of the Year contest click here
A gallery for the Asian Chef of the Year will be posted on this website next week.