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Welcome to the A1 Catering Newsroom, where we celebrate the world of Indian food catering. From interviews with the industry’s top chefs to articles about weddings on a budget, we aim to pack everything you need into one little blog!

With a number of authors and contributors the A1 blog brings cooking tips, food news and catering information to one place, giving you all the information you need to plan an exquisite event.

Helping brides, party planners and those that just want to throw an event to remember we help plan catering solutions to suit all, understanding what it takes to turn an event from great to amazing!

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Harry Styles Begs His Local Curry House to Move to LA

We all have our favourite curry house, believing the one down the road from our home to be the greatest Indian takeaway of all time. Understanding this theory One Direction’s Harry Styles, has requested his local curry house, Paradise, up cinnamon sticks and move to LA.

Already boasting a string of celebrity diners, including Rowan Atkinson and Kate Moss, the London spot must be pretty overwhelmed, being a party of Harry’s life that reminds him of home and family.

Now a source has claimed that they ‘have all encouraged Wasel to open an LA branch because they always moan there are so few decent curry houses in California’.

Speaking to The Sun, the insider added: ‘Finally, [Wasel] is considering it and Harry has been in contact offering to show the team around possible locations.

‘Whenever he’s back in the UK and pops in to Paradise, Harry always says how much he missed the food in LA.’
According to the source ‘recognises that celebrity is completely pointless’ and that he really misses his family.

This is however not the first time we have heard of celebs hankering for their specific local takeaways, with Kanye West paying a whopping £2,000 to have his favourite London curry flown to New York.

Let us know what you think, is this excessive behaviour or just a great display of food love? Leave your comments below.

Hot Tips From the A1 Kitchen

As well as being an expert catering company we also strive to become a top source for home-cooking tips, teaching our blog-readers a thing or two about Indian cookery. Thinking inline with this mission we made our way to the A1 Kitchen, picking our chefs’ brains and rummaging through their impeccably neat cupboards.

The spice army!

Running their kitchen like an army the chefs of A1 Catering are endorsers of order, with their spice rack being a huge operational focus.

‘Herbs and spices are at the centre of all our dishes; having a huge impact on the attitude and presentation of the food we serve. For this reason our produce must be kept in order, not risking cross-contamination’ comments one chef.

Chefs carry out regular spice checks to ensure all produce is fresh and packing the right punch, a practice they encourage customers to take home with them.


With Indian food being all about the maturing of flavours dishes like curry and biryani need the right about of time to cook and flavour, hence why you will find many, many stopwatches dotted around the A1 kitchen.

‘Make sure you allow enough time for your curry to establish its tastes. Although the meat of vegetables may be cooked the curry may be hours away from perfection’.

Heating things up

Believing that ‘there is nothing worse than cold curry’ the Indian food experts are extremely passionate about heat, wanting all of their dishes to be enjoyed at the temperature in which encourages the best food experience.

‘Although an obvious tip it is one we are very concerned with, wanting to forget some awful wedding food experiences.’

‘We recommend getting your food straight to the table’.

Cook with love

With their wedding menus in constant revision the A1 cooking team like to introduce fresh ideas on a constant basis, putting on a unique, flavoursome production with every event they cater for. 

‘When cooking at home get experimental, try new things! This is how we keep passion alive in our kitchen both in work and at home’.

For more home-cooking tips be sure to stay up-to-date with the A1 Catering blog!