Now in the sixth year of the competition, last year saw a record seventy restaurants nominated from around the country: from the Isle of Barra in Scotland; the Newport coast of Wales and to central London. This time, The Tiffin Cup hopes to build upon the popularity of this mouth-watering competition, encouraging the participation of as many constituencies as possible, to celebrating the diversity of British culture and recognise the importance of South Asian cuisine.
The Tiffin Cup is awarded every year by the Tiffin Club of MPs, Michael Fabricant MP, Martin Horwood MP and Keith Vaz MP. The aim is to not only applaud the quality and diversity of South Asian food in Britain but also raise a significant amount of money for charity. This year the competition is in aid of ‘World Vision’.
Keith Vaz, Chair of the Tiffin Club, said:
“With the overwhelming success of last year’s competition we are looking forward to another chance to sample some of the best offerings of Indian food in Britain. At the same time we also hope to encourage some healthy competition amongst MPs from all parties, while raising money for such a worthy charity.”
Mark Reckless, who sits on the Home Affairs Select Committee with Keith Vaz, said:
“We are very fortunate to have a number of fantastic restaurants here in Rochester and Strood serving South Asian cuisine. I would appreciate constituents letting me know which restaurant they would like to see competing for this year’s Tiffin Cup, and I shall make sure the restaurant with the most nominations is put forward.”
Please use the form below to submit your nomination. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 4th May 2011, so don’t delay!