Crisis talks were held last week as restaurant owners battle against a combination of border controls, rising costs and tough competition.
PASHA KHANDAKER is the owner of a small chain of curry houses in Kent, and it’s getting smaller. One restaurant closed eight months ago, and the remainder are struggling. He has only three people manning each kitchen, whereas he needs six. Mr Khandaker fears that this will mean “poor service and poor customer satisfaction”. The problem, he laments, is that he can’t get enough chefs, from within Britain or, more importantly, from South Asia.
The BCA President and NEC Members followed with the BCA Regional Committee Members organized a number of discussion sessions with the parliamentary Election Candidates for the upcoming Election 2015. They exchanged views and commitments about the British Curry Industry prospects and problems to overcome.