With Birmingham recognised as the curry capital of the country, a search has been launched to find the city’s ultimate curry king or queen. With the help of an expert panel of judges, LoveBrum’s Curry King of Birmingham is a black tie ball with some added spice.

The event, which was launched earlier this month, is already drilling up excitement amongst curry-connoisseurs who are keen to showcase their skills.

On Friday 14 October, the Curry King of Birmingham will bring together some of Birmingham’s hottest chefs to battle it out for the crown at the ICC.

The contestants will present their signature dishes before an expert panel of judges made up of some of Birmingham’s most well established chefs, including food writer Paul Fulford; entrepreneur and award-winning Lasan chef, Aktar Islam; creative director of Pushkar Cocktail Bar and Dining, Rai Singh; and Restaurateur and owner of Ithiaas, Raj Rana.

Speaking at the launch of Curry King, Aktar Islam commented:

“I am so excited to be part of Curry King of Birmingham; the concept is something new and exciting for the city. It’s great that LoveBrum has thought outside of the box and rather than holding your typical black tie do, they’ve embraced some local culture to bring together food lovers to raise money for great causes. I’m absolutely delighted to have been asked to be a judge, and can’t wait to see what the competition has to offer on 14 October.”

The team behind LoveBrum thought up Curry King of Birmingham and money raised on the night will go towards the charity. LoveBrum was set up to unearth hidden gem projects across the city and, every month, members vote every month to fund a local cause that’s in need of support.

Tickets for Curry King of Birmingham go on sale this week, so if you think you’ve got what it takes to be crowned king or queen of the curry capital, or to find out more information about the event, please contact or alternatively visit the

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