Local restaurant, Sweet Chillies recognised by MPs Tiffin Cup competition

Yardley Wood’s very own Sweet Chillies restaurant was presented with an award from Selly Oak MP, Steve McCabe and Councillor Alex Buchanan for being highly commended by the judges of the annual Tiffin Cup competition.

The initiative is organised Keith Vaz MP, Michael Horwood MP and Michael Fabricant MP, the Tiffin Cup is a competition to find the best South Asian restaurant in Britain;nominees are put forward by their local MPs. Based in Billesley, Sweet Chillies was nominated by Steve as a regional qualifier for the Tiffin Cup award and was recognised by the judges as a quality contender.

The competition started in 2006 and is renowned for attracting high quality judges. The 2013 judges included Eastenders actress, Nina Wadia, Richard Tapner-Evans, the Director of Catering at the House of Commons, and the chair judge, chef and TV personality, Ainsley Harriot. The competition is sponsored by Lycamobile and was run in aid of ‘World Vision’, a development charity that works with communities to overcome poverty. For the 6 past years, the competition has sponsored a child in Kenya called Otieno by supporting his education.

Steve McCabe MP said:

 “I was very pleased to present Sweet Chillies with an award that recognises their fantastic cuisine. Selly Oak has many brilliant South Asian restaurants but I was keen to put Sweet Chillies forward for the Tiffin Cup award because I’ve always had a delicious meal there and they offer a variety of curries from different regions in South Asia. I’m glad the hard to please judges highly commended Sweet Chillies and recognised the quality of South Asian food they produce.”

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