St George’s Crypt takes culinary trip to India



Leeds-based Homeless charity St George’s Crypt takes culinary trip to India….reports Asian Lite News

Husband and wife team, Bobby and Minal Patel of St Georges Crypt

St George’s Crypt, a Leeds based charity supporting homeless, disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the area, recently experienced a taste of India. Husband and wife team, Bobby and Minal Patel, from the award-winning Indian vegetarian restaurant Prashad in Drighlington visited the Crypt to continuing supporting and building relationships in the community.

Prashad prepared a feast of chole, onion bhajis and cumin rice for the 60 residents and visitors that pass through St George’s Crypt every day. Asked why they were returning again, Minal Patel, Head Chef at Prashad, commented: “St George’s Crypt is such a special place, and we were made to feel so welcome last time.”

“Our last visit saw us feature in their second book! We are very passionate about cooking, experimenting with different flavour combinations and sharing our dishes with new groups of people.”

St George’s Crypt recently published Entertaining More Angels which uses a collection of photos, illustrations and interviews to tell the story of the Crypt through the eyes of clients, staff and partners.

Chris Fields, CEO at St George’s Crypt, added: “We prepare countless meals everyday, 365 days a year, its lovely for our team to get a hand with the meals and see new tips and techniques used in the kitchen.

“A simple hot meal can be taken for granted by many of us but it can be a high point in the day for some residents. Knowing that someone else like Prashad cares to cook for them is very important.”