Since its launch last October, the AFC Wimbledon Business Club has gone from strength to strength with new members joining and a very successful event was staged in Wimbledon last Thursday.
Carlo Rossi from web design and marketing company @code72online was one of the Business Club members who attended the event at Khanage Indian Restaurant and he put together the following review:
The end of January saw the Business Club reconvene for another fun night of networking, this time in the warm and inviting confines of Khanage Indian Restaurant. As a member of the Club, owner and manager Anwar enjoyed welcoming the members to his restaurant for a night of great food, history and chat.
After AFC Wimbledon Commercial Director Ivor Heller welcomed us, we began with a delicious range of starters including Seekh Kebabs, Chicken Tikka and onion bhaji, with Aloo Tikki also available for vegetarians.
While we let that all settle, Anwar gave us a fascinating talk on the history of the food we were eating, its roots in his family cooking from Pakistan and how he is able to continue those culinary traditions by training his chefs specifically in the cuisine. He also spoke of the challenges and joys of owning a well-respected restaurant in Wimbledon and how great it was to be a part of the local business community through this club.
Following that we got down to the serious business of eating the excellent range of dishes brought to our tables, including Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Rogan Josh, Chana Masala and Sag Aloo. All this was accompanied by butter and garlic naan, pilau rice and salads and chutneys. So fresh and full of flavour, it was hard to put the fork down and by the end there were a lot of very satisfied people in the room!
Kate Cooper, of St. James's Place Wealth Management, said: “Fantastic hospitality, great food, great buzz around the place. It’s just really friendly and sociable and that’s what networking is all about.”
After Ivor closed out dinner with some welcome updates on the new stadium, members spent the rest of the evening circulating tables and befriending others old and new, including Brendan Farrell, one of the first players to play for AFC Wimbledon after reformation. The atmosphere was light and fun, the restaurant full of conversation. It’s true to say that great food is a vital ingredient to doing good business!
If you are interested in signing up to the AFC Wimbledon Business Club or for more information, contact Pietro Palladino at firstname.lastname@example.org . Alternatively, visit the AFC Wimbledon Business Club website.