Chef Miah berates MPs

30th September 2017


Chef, restaurateur and author Tommy Miah has criticised MPs over the “terrible restrictions” placed on Bangladeshi chefs working in Indian restaurants in the UK.


Workers from Bangladesh make up 90% of chefs in the UK’s Indian restaurants.


Regulations state they need to earn almost £30,000pa to qualify for a visa, a rule Miah branded as “ridiculous in the context of Brexit and how it might affect the hospitality industry”.


He said: “In the UK we are so lucky to have such a rich cultural diversity and the Indian restaurants that form a large part of the culinary scene here are paramount to this.”