Leader of the Pack: Head Judge Announced

Third in line to be revealed and leading our food-loving panel of judges is Simon Porter. The classically trained chef certainly knows a thing or two about food having worked in some of Leicester’s major hotels as well as Leicester City Football Club. He currently works as a full-time lecturer teaching his craft at Northampton College.

Image Credit: Pukaar News

Image Credit: Pukaar News

With his expertise and passion for food, we were delighted when Simon accepted the invitation to come back as our head judge for the third year running:

“Three years ago, when I first started judging at the Leicester Curry Awards, I was asked what made a good curry? I replied, ‘fresh ingredients and a skilful balance of flavours.’ I know now that there is more to it than that.

“As the Leicester Curry Awards have grown in stature, I have witnessed some amazing moments and have listened to some amazing speeches and stories, and seen the true joy on faces when the winners are announced. Equally, I have seen the disappointment and how people react when they don’t win.

“If you put all these factors together, I believe this is what goes into making a good curry.”

Winners of the Leicester Curry Awards 2019 will be revealed at the red-carpet event on Monday 8 April.

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