World Curry Festival finale event with legendary Chinese American chef Ken Hom OBE

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Following a fabulous two weeks of events, the World Curry Festival is set to close with a special finale event dedicated to the legendary Chinese American chef Ken Hom OBE.

On Thursday 29 September, Ken Hom OBE will be at the World Curry Festival in Yorkshire to receive a lifetime achievement award in recognition of his contribution to developing and promoting Asian cuisine.

“I am very much looking forward to being at the World Curry Festival. It is a real privilege to have been nominated for a lifetime achievement award by an organisation that prides itself on promoting Asian cuisine both here in the UK, and internationally,” commented Ken Hom OBE.

The award presentation, which takes place at Leeds City College, will follow a day of activities designed around Ken’s visit to the region, including a civic reception with the Lord Mayor of Bradford (Cllr Geoff Reid).

The highlight of the day is the festival’s finale event – ‘An Audience with Ken Hom OBE’ at Leeds City College’s Printworks Campus on Thursday 29 September from 6.30pm. Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire – and patron of the World Curry Festival, will be at the event to present Ken with the lifetime achievement award.

Ken will be demonstrating a recipe from his collection using the famous ‘Ken Hom wok’, an iconic piece of cookware that epitomises Ken’s style of cooking. There will also be the opportunity for guests to purchase a signed copy of his latest book – My Stir-Fried Life, which is being launched on the 29 September.

“Ken Hom is widely regarding as one of the world’s greatest authorities on Asian cooking and one of the best chefs in the world. He has been an inspiration to the World Curry Festival, and we are delighted to be honouring him with a lifetime achievement award,” says Zulfi Karim, Founder of the World Curry Festival.