A CHEF from a Chelmsford curry house has been shortlisted for a national award.

Fozlur Rahman from The Spice, Chelmsford is one of 40 chefs shortlisted for the curry chef of the year awards, hosted by the Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA).

BCA was set up in 1960, representing over 12,000 UK curry houses and takeaways in the UK.

Some 40 chefs have been shortlisted for their innovation, presentation of food, hygiene standards and customer service.

The final winners will be recognised and rewarded at BCA’s 13th Annual Award’s at the Park Plaza hotel, Westminster on November 19.

The theme of this year’s Awards is BCA: Sourcing Britain’s Love for Curry Since 1960.