Mango Lounge Windsor Shines With Ashwani Kumar's Prestigious Awards
The head chef at the award-winning Mango Lounge Indian restaurant in Windsor has personally won several prestigious awards and taken the restaurant to a new level.
Ashwani's talents and skills have given him national recognition which has now extended to international level. His latest win was the coveted title of International Indian Chef of the Year 2013. He fought off thousands of entries to join the 6 finalists and won the competition hands down.
The founder of this long running competition, Tommy Miah, a celebrity chef in his own right and an avid charity worker, invites chefs from around the world each year to take part in this competition. This year it was held in Central Street Cookery School in London on November 14. Ashwani's clove smoked breast of chicken impressed all the judges equally and his presentation style was also much appreciated. He was presented with a cheque for £1,000 plus a certificate and a trophy at a gala dinner. Ashwani donated his prize money to the Typhoon Haiyan victims in the Philippines.
Ashwani has now been flown to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, by Tommy Miah where he has been holding master classes. He has also cooked his winning dish for the Bangladesh International Airlines which might be added to their in-flight menu.
Before leaving for Dhaka, Ashwani and his team cooked a sumptuous dinner at Mango Lounge to raise money for the Philippines victims. The dinner was attended by the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, the ex-Mayor of the Borough, local MP and other dignitaries. A substantial sum of money from the evening was donated by the Directors of Mango Lounge to the Philippines Relief Fund.
Upon return to the UK, Ashawani will be kept busy by Tommy Miah for the next 12 months by way of master classes and media fuctions.