Potters Bar chef shortlisted in curry awards

PUBLISHED: 11:57 25 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:57 25 October 2018

Taslim Ahmed of Potters Bar's Curry Garden, with his signature Shahi Chicken. Picture: Stewart Paterson

Taslim Ahmed of Potters Bar's Curry Garden, with his signature Shahi Chicken. Picture: Stewart Paterson

Stewart Paterson

A Potters Bar chef is firing up the tandoor after being shortlisted in a competition to find the nation’s greatest curry chef.

Taslim Ahmed, who works at Curry Garden on High Street, Potters Bar, is a competitive man.

“It’s my hobby - any competition, I’m going to participate in it,” he said.

He did battle last month in a cook-off stage and has been shortlisted, among 26 others, for the title of BCA Curry Chef of the Year.

At the cook-off Taslim cooked Shahi Chicken, his signature dish made with chicken, green peppers, onions and his own blend of curry powders.

He and his brother Faisal took over the Curry Garden six months ago, but have been in the restaurant business for eight years.

Now Taslim will join the other finalists as well as and 38 shortlisted curry houses all hoping to be crowned Best Curry Chef and Curry Restaurant of the Year at a glittering ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on November 25.

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