The Bradford district is once again defending its title to be crowned Curry Capital of Britain for the sixth time running.
Visit Bradford, the destination marketing organisation for Bradford Council, will be organising the bid for Bradford and voting is now open for nominations for the restaurants that will form the bidding team for 2016.
Visit Bradford is asking people to vote for their favourite Asian restaurants from across the Bradford district, with the top four restaurants going forward to represent the district in the Curry Capital of Britain competition.
Patricia Tillotson, Tourism Manager for Bradford Council, said: “We have so many places to get a great curry in our district and we all have our favourite restaurants, so we want people to support theirs by voting in this competition.”
Peter Grove founder and organiser of the Curry Capital of Britain competition, said: ” Bradford has found a magic formula and understands the underlying message of the event, which is to promote cohesion where there was division. They have also used curry as a bonding agent to bring different aspects of Bradford society together. We will be using Visit Bradford’s approach to the competition as a blueprint for other cities.”
The Curry Capital of Britain is an annual competition which sees cities from all over the UK compete to be crowned the nation’s Curry Capital. This year, the rules have changed and the competition will decide the Curry Capital of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland plus London who will all then compete for The Curry Capital of Britain title. It’s expected that over 20 cities and regions will take part in the contest.
As part of the competition, all entering cities must host a range of fundraising events, with proceeds going to The Curry Tree. The Curry Tree is a charitable fund, raising and allocating money to deserving causes concerned with poverty, disaster and malnutrition.
Visit Bradford has raised hundreds of pounds for The Curry Tree charitable trust over the past five years, which has been used to help those in need throughout the world.
People can vote for their favourite restaurant to go forward to be the Curry Capital of Britain 2016 team for Bradford at: www.visitbradford.com/currycapitalemail firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person via the Visitor Information Centres in Bradford, Haworth, Ilkley and Saltaire. Voting closes for this stage of the Curry Capital of Britain competition on Monday 6 June.