The Radhuni and Indian chef Ashok Ram were featured in the January 21 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.
A LOANHEAD Indian chef has wowed curry experts to win a national title. Ashok Ram, who works at The Radhuni restaurant Clerk Street, became Chef of the Year for Scotland and Northern Ireland at the Bangladeshi Caterers Association annual celebration in London.
The 48 year old from Nepal cooked up a storm at the organisation’s recent glittering ceremony in the Park Plaza Hotel. Matin Khan who owns The Radhuni and Itihaas in Dalkieth is delighted that the BCA recognised his protégés culinary skills.
He said: “The Radhuni is a restaurant which has been opened only a year, and I am very proud of Ashok winning this title. He did the hard way, having to cook in front of judges but I believed in him and I knew he had the knowledge and couldn’t go wrong.”
“Ashok has been working with me for 15 years and I’ve trained him myself. He really deserves the award for all his hard work and commitment.”
“All the staff work hard, but we couldn’t have done it without our customers and we are very grateful for their support.”