Welwyn Garden City restaurant manager responds after being fined for food hygiene breaches

PUBLISHED: 09:57 03 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:19 03 February 2016

The Pavillion restaurant manager, Shamim Ahmed

The Pavillion restaurant manager, Shamim Ahmed

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The manager of a Welwyn Garden City restaurant has responded after being fined £2,392 for food hygiene breaches.

Shamim Ahmed, manager of Indian restaurant The Pavillion, said he “hasn’t been sleeping for days” following the sentencing last week, and added “it’s probably the lowest point of my life”.

Operator MMS Catering Ltd and Mr Ahmed, 43, from Luton, both pleaded guilty to five offences each, all related to food hygiene safety breaches at the Wigmores North restaurant.

“My whole world has fallen apart,” Mr Ahmed said. “It’s a lot of money, but above all it’s very sad – probably the lowest point in my life, but I plan to put everything right.”

Mr Ahmed invested in a £7,000 refurbishment last July, replacing cooking and storage equipment, as well as redecorating the restaurant’s interior.

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