An Evesham chef has proved himself a curry king by scooping a prestigious award. 

Shah Shahid of Shukur's restaurant at the Queen's Head in Main Street, Sedgeberrow was one of 11 regional champions at the Bangladesh Caterers Association's Chef of the Year Awards on Sunday, November 7. 

Speaking after the ceremony, Mr Shahid said: "Thank you to BCA and our customers!

"We are super proud to win BCA’s Chef of the Year Award for our region.

"We hope that people will come and experience our food; after such a tough time, we need people to support the British Bangladeshi Curry Industry!"

The highly regarded awards, which are in their 15th year, were held at London's O2 arena to mark their return after a Covid enforced absense.

Each of the 'outstanding' eleven chefs were said to have won their awards for their innovation, presentation of food, hygiene standards and customer service.

The competing chefs participated in an exciting 'live-cook off', where from this 'live cook off stage', the winners were chosen.

Samantha Simmonds of BBC News and Gary Newbon of Sky Sports News co-hosted the event, which was also attended by high-profile guests, dignitaries, members of parliament and the media.

Mr. M.A. Munim says, president of BCA, said: "Our awards are now in their 15th year.

"By showcasing the best talent within our industry, these exceptional Chefs are inspiring the next generation of Bangladeshi Curry.”

Saidur Rahman Bipul, chief treasurer for BCA, said: "It is such a privilege to be able to recognise these hardworking chefs in our diamond anniversary.

"They are making sure that curry remains the national dish.”