Lord Sheikh attended and spoke at the Networking Dinner which was held to honour the winners of the recent Asian and Oriental Chef competition and to launch the 10th Asian Curry Awards 2020.
The dinner was organised by Mr Yawar Khan the Chairman of Asian Catering Federation. The Asian Catering Federation is an umbrella organisation representing 35,000 Asian caterers in the UK. It aims to unite Asian caterers on one platform to achieve members’ common goals through partnerships with Government and other organisations.
In his speech, Lord Sheikh talked about the considerable contributions made by the asian catering industry to the British economy as well as the cultural contributions. Lord Sheikh also noted that now we have come out of the European Union, the industry needs to undertake local recruitment and training and Parliamentary legislation needs to be scrutinised and appropriate representations made.