We are delighted to announce Sarah Ali Choudhury won Influential Woman of the Year. The Dorset Venus Awards, known as “The Working Women’s Oscars” by Tara Howard are the most prestigious awards for women in business.
Sarah was nominated in two of the most contested categories. She was a finalist for Inspirational Woman of the Year but went on to win the The Influential Woman of the Year Category. Sponsored by Mercedes Benz of Poole, Sarah was in her element driving out of the event with a stunning white convertible Mercedes E300. Martin White, Dealer Principle of Mercedes Benz in Poole announced that it was a difficult choice to make as all three finalists are exceptional at what they do and what a task it was to go through, “But the winner for The Influential Woman by Mercedes Benz is none other than Sarah Ali Choudhury”.
Sarah didn’t stop there. She was given a standing ovation at the recent Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA) for being the first woman to get involved with BCA. The BCA Awards and Gala was hosted by Tasmin Lucia-Khan and Alexis Conran at Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster.
Tasmin Lucia Khan highlighted Sarah’s endeavours by requesting everyone to put their hands together to recognise Sarah Ali Choudhury’s achievement as she is a true inspiration to all female chefs.
There was a standing ovation by the 1000 guests at the event on 19th November.
Sarah later received a letter from Mr Kamal Yakub, BCA’s President thanking her for getting involved. After 57 years of being completely male dominated it was both beneficial and refreshing for the Bangladesh Catering Industry to have Sarah involved.
Sarah has also written an article for the BCA Awards Magazine discussing current trends in the industry.