Big Curry Cook-off

The Shrewsbury BIG Curry returns to The Square in the town centre on Saturday 4th July when Army Chefs led by WO1 Dave Courts will test their curry making skills against Curry Chef Dr Lal from Dorrington Old Hall.

The cook-off in aid of the ABF, the soldiers’ charity, asks the public in return for a donation of £5 to taste two curries served with a portion of rice and decide which they prefer. The winning team of chefs will be decided at the end of the afternoon.

Regional Director for the ABF, the soldiers’ charity, Richard Hackett said:

“We hope that as many people as possible will join us in The Square from 11 a.m. onwards where we will have the cook-off teams preparing their curries, live music, historic military vehicles, members of local army units and family fun for all.

“Despite the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan the work of the ABF goes on. We hope to raise £7000 for the charity towards the £70,000 needed each year to support our local soldiers and their families.”

Dr Lal Haider from Dorrington Old Hall Persian Restaurant said: “I am delighted to take part in the Shrewsbury Big Curry cook-off and as the winner of several competitions, including Shrewsbury’s Curry Chef 2013, believe my civilian team of chefs will have the edge over the Army team.”

WO1 Sergeant Major Dave Courts said: “Dr Lal may think he’s got the edge but wait until the Army team deploys its secret weapon, I’m sure the public will prefer our curry”

Organiser Roy Broad said: “This is the third time the Shrewsbury BIG Curry cook-off has been held in The Square and this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever with fantastic support from local businesses and organisations. Anyone wishing to support the cook-off can email [email protected] “


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