VIDEO: Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017 winners announced

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by Patrick Ryan | Published 3 weeks ago

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The winners of the  Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2017, were announced on Monday, 30 October, at a gala ceremony at The Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai.

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Eighteen winners took home awards including Leading F&B Heavyweight and the Chef of the Year.

Praising the high standards set by this year’s winners, as well as the shortlisted entries, BNC Publishing CEO Wissam Younane said: “For an event centered on recognising the MENA region’s Leaders in Food and Beverage, it was an honour for us at Catering News Middle East to be able to host some of the finest names in this industry at The Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai last night.

“With more than 400 people in attendance, this year’s Awards were a celebration of the excellent work being done in this dynamic sector and it is a privilege to be able to shine a light on the fantastic talent and personalities that make up the food and beverage industry here.”

The winners in full:

SUSTAINABLE RESTAURANT AWARD

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Winner: The Copper Lobster, Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort

Highly commended: Skye & Walker, Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek

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HEALTHY RESTAURANT AWARD

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Winner: Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Highly commended: Slices School Food Experts

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LEADING HOMEGROWN RESTAURANT

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Winner: Tresind

Highly commended: Okku Dubai

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DISRUPTOR OF THE YEAR

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Winner: Chef Xchange

Highly commended: Sugarmoo Desserts

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NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

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Winner: Folly by Nick & Scott

Highly commended: Lucky Voice

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BEST INTERIOR AWARD

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Winner: Buddha Bar, Grosvenor House

Highly commended: Carnival by Tresind

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LEADING CASUAL DINING RESTAURANT

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Winner: Clinton Street Baking Company

Highly commended: Couqley

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LEADING FINE DINING RESTAURANT

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Winner: La Cantine Du Faubourg

Highly commended: Indego by Vineet

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LEADING NIGHTLIFE VENUE

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Winner: Lock, Stock & Barrel

Highly commended: Boa Bar & Lounge

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LEADING F&B DIRECTOR

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Winner: Marco Rosado, Atlantis The Palm

Highly commended: Pieter Liebenberg, Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek

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CHEF OF THE YEAR

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Winner: Nicolas Smalberger, JA Resorts & Hotels

Highly commended: Colin Clague, Ruya Dubai

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PASTRY CHEF OF THE YEAR

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Winner: Ryan Harris, Demoiselle by Galvin & Galvin Dubai

Highly commended: Martua Sakti, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates

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LEADING F&B INVESTOR

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Winner: Turab Saleem, owner and founder, Perfetti & Toro Toro

Highly commended: Manhal Nasser, co-founder & CEO, AWJ Investments

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YOUNG F&B LEADER

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Winner: Karolina Graham, Solutions Leisure Group

Highly commended: Tim Groeneweg, JW Marriott Marquis

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F&B HEAVYWEIGHT

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Winner: Paul Evans, CEO, Solutions Leisure Group

Highly commended: Emma Banks, GM, Jumeirah Restaurant Group

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RESTAURATEUR OF THE YEAR

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Winner: Bhupender Nath, CEO and MD, Passion F&B Management

Highly commended: Natasha Sideris, managing executive, Tashas restaurants

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BARTENDER OF THE YEAR

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Winner: Nikola Pulcheski, Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton Dubai The Walk

Highly commended: Raven Rudolph, Folly by Nick & Scott

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BEST SERVICE TEAM

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Winner: Jodhpur Royal Dining

Highly commended: Catering & Events Service Team, Jumeirah Beach Hotel









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