Tuesday 13 December 2011
Students from the University's London School of Hospitality and Tourism provided front of house service and worked in the kitchens at this year's British Curry Awards.
The Awards, which are dubbed the curry 'Oscars', celebrated the achievements and businesses of the British curry industry.
The event took place on 28 November 2011 at London's Battersea Evolution and attracted hundreds of restaurateurs, VIP guests and celebrities.
Among the 1,500 strong audience at the British Curry Awards were London Mayor Boris Johnson, Employment Minister Chris Grayling and Conservative Party co-Chairman Baroness Warsi.
Our students worked with Dipna Anand from the Brilliant Restaurant to produce and serve a mouth-watering dinner to guests at the ceremony.
James Martin, Honorary Professor at the University's London School of Hospitality and Tourism presented many of the awards and Prime Minister David Cameron gave a video link speech.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter John was invited to present Khalid Sami Khan from Lasan Restaurant in Birmingham with the award for British Curry Chef of the Year.
Commenting on the students producing and serving dinner at the awards, Professor David Foskett, Head of the University's London School of Hospitality and Tourism, said:
'We are delighted with the role that our students played during the evening. It was a celebration of the industry and a chance for our students to showcase the many skills that they have acquired at the London School of Hospitality and Tourism to an audience of esteemed guests.'