The World Curry Expo is organised by the Curry Life Magazine and Curry Life Events. Curry Life is the long-established voice of Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Nepalese and Sri Lankan restaurants in Great Britain. It reaches to over 12,000 South East Asian restaurants in the UK alone, with an estimated readership of over 100,000. Over the last 17 years Curry Life Magazine has established a deep-rooted trust and strong relationships with those working in the Hospitality and Catering Sector.
For a more than a decade, Curry Life Magazine and Curry Life Events have been successfully organising Trade Fairs, Food Festivals, Business Networking Events, Exhibitions, Competitions and Awards Ceremonies in different countries, Including the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Norway, USA, Middle East, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
WORLD CURRY CAPITAL – LONDON
London is the home of the biggest multi-cultural, multi-national community in Europe, if not the world. There are more curry restaurants in Greater London than in Mumbai, New Delhi and Dhaka combined!
London was the home of the first Indian Restaurant in Britain. In 1809, the British Indian entrepreneur Sake Dean Mahomed opened the first Indian Restaurant called the Hindustani Coffee House located in London’s Portsman Square.
The first Indian restaurant to attract native Londoners was Veeraswamy’s Restaurant in London’s Regent Street, which was opened by Edward Palmer in 1927. The Veeraswamy is still trading today.
The Indian Dish, Coronation Chicken, was created to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation.
The ‘curry industry’ is worth £4.5 billion and accounts for two thirds of all eating out. The UK Indian restaurants get through more than 200,000 tonnes of rice a year and millions of people in Britain eat curry every day. The UK curry lovers munch nearly four million papadums a week.
There are around 12,000 curry restaurants in Britain serving millions of customers a year. The average Brit will spend £34,070 on curry in their lifetime, a 2011 survey revealed.
Researchers found the typical adult splashes out £8.19-a-head on the spicy stuff each week – including takeaways, ingredients and sauces – £425 a year in total.