The Asian Catering Federation has announced that BBC MasterChef presenter Greg Wallace and TV news anchor Samantha Simmonds will co host its Asian Curry Curry Awards 2017, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair on Sunday 12th November.
Samantha has been a popular guest at the awards over the years. This will be Greg's first appearance.
A former greengrocer, Wallace built up a business with a £7.5 million turnover, supplying top restaurants.
Based on his business success, he was invited to co-present Veg Talk on BBC Radio 4 with Charlie Hicks. He was the original presenter of Saturday Kitchen. Other TV projects include: Eat Well for Less, Inside the Factory, Turn back Time, Harvest, Supermarket Secrets and Who Do You Think You Are? MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef and Professional MasterChef.
Samantha is an award-winning broadcaster, influential blogger, corporate host and motivational speaker. She has been a journalist and broadcaster for more than 20 years – she is currently presenting on BBC World News. She speaks at City firms, schools and motivational events about , juggling work and motherhood, fake news and Brexit. Samantha was the recipient the 2017 international All Ladies League Women of Excellence award presented in the House of Lords by Baroness Hussein-Ece and Baroness Jenkins.
Over 1,000 guests, including the county's leading restaurateurs with their staff and customers, plus ambassadors and embassy officials, food writers, politicians, VIPs and celebrities are expected to gather for a glittering gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Sunday 12th November, to honour the winners. The Asian Curry Awards recognise the best in the industry, encouraging ever higher standards and to inspire the next.