Chefs from across the South East will be battling it out in the regional final of the National Curry Chef of the Year competition being held at City College Brighton & Hove, Pelham Street, on 26 September.
Mouthwatering dishes will be cooked up in the college's training kitchen at the event, which is being organised by Brighton & Hove City Council's Environmental Health team.
The aim of the competition is to promote restaurant hygiene in a fun way and strengthen the working relationship between restaurant owners and environmental health officers.
The competition is organised nationally by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Officers and sponsored by the Food Standards Agency. The City Council was chosen to host the regional event.
The Shada Thai Cuisine 2 restaurant in Lewes Road, Brighton will be representing the city after winning the local heat of the competition earlier this summer.
The winner of this month's contest will go on to the final at the National Food Festival in Birmingham in November.
Cllr Gill Mitchell, chair of the City Council's environment committee, Said, "This is a light-hearted event which we hope will be a lot of fun for the chefs taking part, and the judges, but there is also a serious message to get across about the importance of food hygiene and cleanliness.
"The Environmental Health Team in Brighton & Hove have a good working relationship with the City's restaurateurs and the competition is helping to build on this and improve links between local authorities and restaurant owners in other areas."
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