Walsall resident and native of Bengal Rina Kundu has carried off the latest trophy from Wolverhampton-based Freshway Foods for her Bengal Chicken Do-Piaza Sandwich.
Four years ago Alan and Graham Wright, who head Freshway Foods, which supplies sandwiches and fillings to four out of the UK’s top 10 retailers, established the annual Frank Wright Cup. Named in honour of their father, the Cup encourages students at the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure to design creative and innovative sandwich fillings. Student from as far afield as Germany, Taiwan, China, Malaysia and India take part.
This year’s winner Rina Kundu originates from Bengal but is now married and living in Walsall. The chicken in her sandwich was marinated overnight in a spicy yoghurt sauce, then browned with onions before being baked in the oven. She presented it in an organic mixed grain roll and accompanied by rocket, baby spinach, lamb’s leaf, cherry tomatoes, homemade chutney and mini popadoms.
Joint managing director of Freshway Alan Wright said “The Frank Wright Cup is just one of the ways in which we remember the contribution our father made to what is still a family business. As a responsible local employer, the Cup is a great way for us to be involved with the local community and, at the same time, develop the sandwich makers of tomorrow.”