A CURRY chef has set his sights and spices on the ultimate accolade in the restaurant industry after being given food for thought by two Michelin starred chefs.

Chef Syeduz Zaman Kamran from Indian restaurant Ozmi in Winwick Road attended a specialist workshop at the London’s Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel with restaurateur Syed Ali.

He wants to be among the first Michelin starred Indian restaurants.

Michelin stars are considered the pinnacle of achievement in the culinary world but there are relatively few curry houses that currently hold the honour.

Throughout the day Syeduz was able to learn the secrets of the trade from Celebrity Masterchefs Vivek Singh, award-winning Indian chef Mehernosh Mody and Michelin-starred chef Dominic Chapman.

Completing the line-up was French-born front-of-house manager, Mo Gherras and highly experienced Indian restaurant manager Sherin Alexander.

The guest speakers gave practical advice on how to achieve the standard of gourmet cuisine and top notch service desired by the Michelin inspectors.

Syeduz said: “I have been so inspired by these chefs that I am already beginning to plan changes and customers can look forward to exciting new menus which include local produce in the coming months.”

Ozmi’s manager, Syed Ali, added: “For us to be selected to attend was a golden opportunity to learn from giants in the culinary world. It has definitely provided the inspiration for us to move onwards and upwards.”