Northamptonshire chef named the best in the region

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A Northamptonshire chef has been named the best in the East Midlands after winning a curry cook-off with 35 rivals.

Shahjan Ahmed, a chef at Voujon, in Church Street, Long Buckby, was named the regional winner at the inaugural Master Chef Promotions Awards.

Owner Amran Ali said: “We were extremely excited to be shortlisted for this award and for Shahjan to go on and win it was a huge honour.

He has worked with us for 12 years and his experience proved vital in the cook-off