Food & Drink Awards 2021 Page 31 LUX 2021 Food & Drink Awards Aug21598 Founded by Lady Bhavnaben patel, Oriental Foods is a family business based in Wembley, with roots in India. Recognised within the LUXlife Food and Drink Awards 2021 for its devotion to delivering delightful Indian treats, we take a closer look at the company. Oriental Foods Ltd Indian Snack Provider of the Year 2021- UK Oct 813 The Oriental Foods story began in the early 90s with Bhavnaben feeling there was a lack of authentic Indian snacks available, so she started a business in making snacks to cater for events using her traditional family recipes. This left a great impression and the business was approached again by many of the guests who attended these events with requests for the company to cater again, so Bhavnaben decided to expand her range of snacks. Oriental Foods was then approached by an array of caterers and it started providing Indian samosas, kachoris and other savouries to them. The recipes for the savouries were from Bhavnaben’s grandmothers in India, and the company quickly developed its name for tasty authentic Indian snacks and savouries. More recently, Bhavnaben’s eldest son, Krunalbhai joined the management team, and Oriental Foods is now well-established in the frozen Indian food industry with a growing client base, being one of the leading frozen food specialists in the UK, particularly London. Oriental Foods’ chefs work around the clock to ensure customers get to enjoy the traditional homemade taste in a healthy manner. The company prepares quality snacks using locally sourced ingredients and always strives to preserve the nutritional value of food products in a natural way without adding any preservatives. Oriental Foods leaves behind happy client after happy client, including The VIP Lounge, Edgware, which said, “Oriental Foods is our preferred partner for Indian snacks. Their handmade snacks (samosas, kachoris, rolls, kebabs) are complimented by our guests in many parties. We have been working with Oriental Foods for many years and long may it continue.” Another client, Bharat Gangaram Caterers said, “The services and products provided by Oriental Foods are excellent. Oriental Foods has been our supplier for over five years and they are one of the best in Indian frozen snacks. Freshly prepared snacks are perfect in appearance and they are really tasty. We receive compliments on their products from many of our guests. As a caterer, we have high standards and Oriental Foods far surpassed them. We highly recommend their products and service.” Ultimately, Oriental Foods strives to be the best at what it does, and its clients clearly agree that that’s the case. With its central hub and capital of business location in London, the company couldn’t be better situated for great success – And that, paired with its delicious food, is the secret recipe. Company: Oriental Foods Ltd Contact: Krunal Patel Email: [email protected] Website: