The British Kebab Awards, in association with JUST EAT and supported by the Kebab Alliance are set to take place on Tuesday 26th of October 2021 in Park Plaza Westminster Hotel.
This year’s event is the ninth year of the successful awards founded by the Kebab Alliance Director Ibrahim Dogus. Known as one of the most popular nights of the Westminster calendar, the Awards regularly bring together hundreds of politicians, entrepreneurs and leading chefs to celebrate a Great British institution. Those presenting awards in 2020 included Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
The event, previously held at Westminster Park Plaza Hotel, has been scheduled to go ahead in May 2021, subject to the Government’s official coronavirus restrictions, which currently prevent large events from taking place.
Twenty five judges have been announced to select the final winners. These include Nadhim Zahawi, the Government’s Business Minister overseeing the Covid vaccine deployment, Steve Turner, the Assistant General Secretary at Unite the Union and Carolyn Harris MP, the deputy leader of the Welsh Labour Party and Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Labour leader Keir Starmer. The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis MP has agreed to present one of the awards.
Last year, twenty eight businesses received awards or were highly commended at the 2020 British Kebab Awards, earning their place among the country’s most highly-regarded establishments.
Says Dogus: “As the kebab industry is worth over £2.8 billion to the UK economy and has been an integral part of our culture for decades, the British Kebab Awards is the perfect way to recognise and further promote the sector’s valuable contribution.
“Local kebab takeaways and restaurants are the beating hearts of our high streets. Many of these restaurants have remained open for takeaway and delivery throughout the pandemic and we are pleased to have the opportunity to reward the industry’s hard-working staff. As in previous years it is expected to be attended by a host of celebrities, prominent politicians and journalists.
“As a nation we’re proud of our locals; we love to think our town lays claim to the best kebab restaurant. We are also proud that they are a part of the fabric of our diverse, British communities.
“The 2021 British Kebab Awards will reward the dedication of local kebab takeaway and restaurant owners across the country, recognising their contribution to our economy on a truly national scale.”
Kebab lovers across the UK are encouraged to nominate their favourite restaurants and takeaways here: http://voting.britishkebabawards.com/
More information about the format of this year’s Awards will be released in the coming weeks.