Bini Fine Foods Ltd was recently asked to cater for the ICC Cricket World Cup Matches by Somerset County Cricket Club.
During the recent fixtures at the County Ground in Taunton, Bini was asked to cater for three matches:
- Afghanistan v New Zealand, Saturday June 8th
- Pakistan v Australia, Wednesday June 12th
- West Indies v Bangladesh, Monday June 17th
The menu included some of Bini's favourites and Taste of the West Award Winners - Lamb and Spinach Curry, Mogul Chicken Curry, Delhi Matar Paneer, Green Bean and Potato Curry, Gujarati Toor Dal and Gujarati Vegetable Rice. The Somerset Country Cricket Club wanted to feature both meat, vegetarian and vegan options which Bini was happy to provide, everything is gluten free so this really helped those who suffer from food allergies.
Bini said "It was a privilege to supply my curries for the teams that visited Taunton recently for the ICC Cricket World Cup - Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, New Zealand, West Indies and Australia. They requested Halal especially so I sourced a Wiltshire based butcher Walter Rose and Son for the meat who are certified in halal meat - this was a special request for the players who required it. I supplied all the curries in volumes of 5 litre containers to suit their catering requirements."
The events went very well, with good feedback from the County Ground, such as "(they) enjoyed the authenticity of the dishes and all the teams loved the curries." and, "...the ICC guests who were in the County Room were loving the authentic food."
Bini finishes by stating "I think the opportunity to be able to cater for the teams has been a highlight of this year so far. The use of local suppliers and the support structure I have means that Somerset and Wiltshire businesses have reaped the rewards from this opportunity."
Binixa (Bini) Ludlow grew up in Bradford West Yorkshire. She learnt traditional Gujarati cooking from her mother at the tender age of eight. She started cooking curries for her friends who enjoyed the delights in their own homes and later entered the range into various awards and has won many awards from Western Daily Press Food and Farming Awards, Best Food Producer 2018, 12 Great taste awards, Champion Product for Taste of the West for her Classic Chicken Curry, Best local food to go in the South West, Delicious Magazine finalist for the produce awards and has sent her food to Buckingham Palace to name just a few. Bini’s career has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Her portfolio of accolades now includes a raft of awards for her classes and frozen ready meal range, numerous high-profile TV and Radio appearances (BBC, ITV and C4) as well as featuring in local and national press (The Guardian, Delicious Magazine, Crumbs Magazine). Bini’s longstanding collaboration with Thatcher’s Cider (pairing curries with ciders) has been rolled out across the UK, Australia and the US. Bini is also a member of the National Women in Enterprise Taskforce for the FSB where she holds events to champion and support women and men in the South West of England. Bini has recently become a finalist for the British Indian Awards for the Business women of the year 2019