House of Lords reception for in-your-house Indian chef

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 22 Nov 2018

The entrepreneurial Indian cook behind Brigsley-based Masala Masters has been invited to the House of Lords special reception marking Small Business Saturday UK.

Ruchita Green is attending the afternoon tea hosted today by Lord Young of Graffham, alongside campaign supporters and special guests from Government and the independent business sector. 

She was one of the 100 businesses chosen to be part of this year’s Small Biz 100 celebration.

Mrs Green said: “Small Business Saturday is a fantastic organisation that promotes the contribution of small businesses to the economy, and it’s a unique opportunity for a fledgling business like mine.”

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She told how the invite for Monday’s upcoming event was particularly welcome, following the criticised Royal Society for Public Health report that labelled Grimsby as home to the unhealthiest high street. It has been contested by the local authority and business, with inaccurate data used to classify the town centre. 

“To be able to represent Grimsby, especially given the recent bad publicity, is amazing. I continually strive to work with other small businesses in the region, and do my bit for the community as well. Being part of this year’s Small Biz 100 has increased the visibility of the business, which in turn helps me to do better work and contribute to the economy as best as I can.”

Mrs Green is keen to defend her adopted home town, having arrived via Mumbai and Manchester. She left India to study in the UK, meeting her now husband Darren, and came to Cleethorpes. She turned her hand to cooking after the birth of the two children, making the most of recipes passed down from generation to generation, taking her skills - and the ingredients - to homes in a pamper-party style model.

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