Shortlist Revealed: Leaders in F&B Awards

Posted under Leaders in F&B 2018, News.
by Mahak Mannan | Published 2 weeks ago

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After receiving a record number of nominations for The Leaders in F&B Awards 2018, the shortlist has been announced below.

The winners will be revealed at a glittering ceremony on 14 November 2018.

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Restaurant Categories

 

Leading Sustainable Restaurant

Appetite
The Gem Garden
Café Nikki, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
Pierchic
The Copper Lobster, Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort

Leading Healthy Restaurant

1762
Sanderson’s Café
The Roost Rotisserie
Bareburger
Craft Café

Leading Home-Grown Restaurant

Tub of Butter
Karak House
Tresind
Turkish Village
Bistro Des Arts
Sikka Café
India Palace
Peppermill
Sumo Sushi and Bento
The Tap House

Disruptor of the Year

Chefs Eye
Urban RetrEAT
Q’s Bar and Lounge, Palazzo Versace Dubai
Flow
STK

Best Newcomer

Eve Penthouse, Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights
Babel La Mer
Beach Club, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
Hotel Cartagena
Masti
Neos, Address Downtown
Pierre’s Bistro & Bar
Queens Grill, QE2
Café Artois, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Si Ristorante, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas   

Best Interior

Hotel Cartagena
Karak House
Karamna Al Khaleej Restaurant
Khofo
Scalini
Ting Irie
Tresind
Mosaico Lounge, Palazzo Versace Dubai
Publique
Eve Penthouse, Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights

Leading Casual Dining Restaurant

GIA
Tashas Restaurant
Carnival by Tresind
The Terrace on the Corniche
Loca
Publique
Bombay Bungalow
Oasis, Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah
Fish Market, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek
Brunswick, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel

Leading Fast Casual Restaurant/Cafe

Brothaus, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay
Revo Café, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
The Media Lounge
La Farine Cafe & Bakery, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Joud Café
Kad Che
Al Tekkaya, Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah
Mohalla Restaurant
Gallery Café, Hyatt Place
Ultra Brasserie

Leading Fine Dining Restaurant

Grill Pit, Al Habtoor Polo Resort
Tresind
Mekong, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Villa Toscana, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
World Cut Steakhouse, Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts
Queens Grill, QE2

Leading Fusion Restaurant

Social House
Zouzou
Azure
Mekong, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara
Sikka Café
Lava Dining, Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort

Leading Nightlife Venue

Noir Cocktail Bar, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates Dubai
Vault, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
BASE
Lock, Stock and Barrel
Zero Gravity 

Leading Sports Bar

The Underground Pub, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
Bridgewater Tavern , JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Garden on 8, Media One Hotel
Icon Bar, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City
Player Sports Bar
Spike Bar
The Dubliners, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Arena Sports Bar
Kicker’s Sports Bar, Dubai Sports City
The Cave Sports Bar & Kitchen 

Leading Brunch Concept

Asado, Al Habtoor Polo Resort
Carnival by Tresind
Hotel Cartagena
Nikki Beach Saturday Brunch, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa
Salero, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates
Supernatural, Zero Gravity
Wanderlust brunch, JW Marriott
Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Dupper, Lava Beach Club, Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort

Daycation Brunch, Lapita Dubai Parks & Resorts
Lido, QE2

 

Leading Delivery Platform

Deliveroo
Prax’s
Zomato
UberEats
Round Menu

Catering Company Of The Year

Dish Catering & Events
Grandiose Catering
Royal Catering
Cateriya Hospitality
Epicure Catering

 

People Categories

 

Leading F&B Director

Duncan Fraser-Smith, The First Group
Jerome Barbeau, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Marc Barakat, Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection
Tomas Vesely, The Address Downtown
Nick Patmore, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Digvijay Rathore, Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai
Sreejith Purushan – Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek
Srinivasan Nadarajan, Al Maha Luxury Collection
Tom Arnel, Bull & Roo

Chef of the Year

Himanshu Saini, Passion F&B
Sudqi Naddaf, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
Zayn Haggerty, The Roost
Fadi Naim, Couqley French Bistro
Ben Tobbitt, Jumeirah Restaurant Group
Diego Solis, Habtoor Palace LXR Hotels & Resorts
Nick Alvis & Scott Price, Folly
Nitin Mehrotra, Lapita, Autograph Collection Hotels
Thijs van Roon, Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas
Carlo Garcia, Waka

Pastry Chef of The Year

Nickola D’Souza, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay
Pravin Ramakrishnan, Swissotel Al Ghurair
Eranda Liyanage, Fairmont Ajman
Sanjaya Mudiyanselage, Le Meridien Dubai & Conference Centre

Young F&B Leader

Shanky Bhola, Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha
Olga Galiuk, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
Yulia Shcherbenko, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa
Byron Naidoo, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Martins Jurkevics, Q43
Bino Joy, Swissotel Al Ghurair 

F&B Heavyweight

Ahmass Fakahany, Altamarea Group
Emma Banks, Jumeirah Restaurant Group
Evgeny Kuzin, Bulldozer Group
Peter Skudutis, Zero Gravity
Paul Evans & Freek Teusink, Solutions Leisure

Bartender of The Year

Ashab Ansar, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa
Emilio Valencia, Weslodge
Richard delos Reyes, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Sherine John, Passion F&B
Mark Maranon, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 

Best Service Team of the Year

Tresind
Crescendo, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Nola Eatery & Social House
Couqley French Bistro
Palazzo Versace Dubai
Izakaya, JW Marriott Marquis
India Palace Restaurant
Oasis, Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency
Fairmont Ajman
Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort 

F&B Marketeer of the Year

Elmira Gazizova, Fairmont the Palm
Latif Kural, Zouzou
Majed Al Alawi, M Management Company
Ruth Archer, Address Downtown
Sona Shah, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Caroline Rowe, Media One Hotel
Cezca Chanelle, Gates Hospitality
Rowan Kamel, Sugarmoo
Spencer Hartwell, Solutions Leisure
Christy Aprilia, Emirates Golf Club

Restaurant Manager of the Year

Abhijit Gurav, Fairmont the Palm
Azalia Chikoti, Tasha’s Café
Latif Kural, Zouzou
Youssif Ftouni, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
Yuan Alex Mao, Shangri-la Hotel Dubai
Mozamil Khan, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Thor Gomes, Habtoor Palace LXR Hotels & Resorts
Selvamami Inbarabjan, Zero Gravity
Gorjan Kandikj, Media One Hotel
Kaska Cynar, Barbary Deli + Cocktail Club

 

A member of the Hotel & Catering News ME team will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates.
For inquiries and table bookings please contact samer@bncpublishing.net or mark@bncpblishing.net 

 

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