Wednesday September 9th 2015
Midlothian award-winning chef and restauranteur has offered free food and jobs to Syrian refugees arriving in Scotland.
Scottish Curry Chef of the Year Matin Khan was so touched by the plights of the thousands of refugees heading to Northern Europe that he is offering to serve them free of charge at any of several restaurants he runs in Midlothian.
“My only condition is that they are first registered with Midlothian Council,” he said. “I would also like to employ some of them in my restaurants.”
Mr Khan, who came to the UK from his native Bangladesh at the age of 14, has been voted the best Bangladeshi chef in Scotland. Last year his Dalkeith restaurant Itihaas was voted Best Restaurant in Edinburgh and the Lothians in Scotland’s Asian Food Awards. In 2015 Itihaas won the categories of Best Place for Dinner and Best Customer Service in the Midlothian Food and Drink Awards.
“The refugee situation in Europe is tragic,” he went on. “Each of the thousands of migrants has a sad story to tell. I would like to help some of them by donating food and drink, and perhaps a job as well. They would be made very welcome here.”Tweet Share on Facebook