Leytonstone Restaurant, the Star of India, took over the Leyton Orient hospitality areas at Tuesday evening’s game against Coventry to help raise funds for local charity, the Cygnus Trust. Chefs from the award winning Indian restaurant prepared a special menu for guests at the League 1 fixture with the food being very well received by diners.
The event was part of a partnership between the football club and the restaurant which has now raised almost £2,000 for the local charity this season. Owner of the Star of India, Shah Ahmed, is also a founder and trustee of the local charity, which was founded in 2010 and provides grants and donations to local groups, charities or other organisations that work for public benefit.
Marketing and Partnerships Manager for the O’s, Rob Noble, commented, “We were delighted with how the evening went. It was much busier than we would normally have expected for a Tuesday evening fixture and we had some superb feedback from the customers. Shah and his team of chefs from the restaurant provided some fantastic tasting Indian cuisine and the money raised from the evening will go towards helping local charities and community groups in the surrounding boroughs.”
The Star of India chefs were also supported in the kitchen by students on catering courses at Waltham Forest College who helped ensure a smooth operation throughout the evening whilst gaining them valuable experience in a working environment.
The restaurant takeover was the latest event that the Cygnus Trust charity have been supported by the O’s with the first team squad visiting the Star of India restaurant earlier in the season for a fundraising curry night with fans.
For more details on the Cygnus Trust visit the website www.cygnustrust.org.