Chefs cook up charity Curry

Chefs cook up charity Curry

Teams of chefs are getting ready to serve up a charity Curry to help sufferers from an incurable disease.

Preparing a chicken curry to help fight motor neurone disease is the result of a partnership between ingredients manufacturer KTC and the Jojolapa Nepalese restaurant in Birmingham.

KTC based in Wednesbury have chosen Motor Neurone Disease as their charity for the past year and will be providing all of the non-meat ingredients for the chicken Curry.

Teams from across the country will have saucepans hobs and utensils at the ready when the ‘cook off’ takes place at Jojolapa on Thursday, February 20th.

Looking after the arrangements and providing expert guidance to teams on the night will be Indian chef and author Anita Sharma-James whose mother died of Motor Neurone Disease in 2012. The team producing the best curry will receive a bottle of champagne and a copy of Anita’s book dedicated to her mother.

“It is great that Jojolapa and KTC are working together in such a good cause and it promises to be a lot of fun,” said Anita who uses the Nepalese Restaurant as the base for her cookery classes and team building events

“We have been here for the past seven years provide a fusion of Nepalese and Indian food in an authentic style,” said Sanju Shrestha, owner of the Jojolapa. His father Ganesh is a renowned expert on Nepalese cooking and still provides a guiding hand and advice.

For KTC there is also a special reason for supporting the event as a family member of one of the firm’s directors, Paresh Mehta, has been a victim of Motor Neurone Disease.

“We produces a range of cooking oils and ingredients that are sold throughout the UK and to buyers in Europe, the United States, Canada the Middle East and Asia,” said Bal Sehmar of KTC.

KTC hope to raise £25,000 for the Motor Neurone Association.

Motor Neurone Disease is a rare and at present incurable and always fatal condition of the nervous system that causes progressive weakness and muscle wastage.


Anita Sharma-James, Sanja Shrestra and Bal Sehmar from KTC at Jojolapa Restaurant and Bar.
Anita Sharma-James, Sanja Shrestra and Bal Sehmar
from KTC at Jojolapa Restaurant and Bar.


For further information please contact Anita Sharma James, telephone 07764 686119 or email Anita Sharma-James