Catering News Middle East has opened nominations for the inaugural Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards, celebrating excellence and innovation in the region’s food and beverage industry.
Set to take place at Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai on Wednesday 9 November, the Leaders in F&B Awards will celebrate 18 categories, divided into nine restaurant awards and nine individual awards.
Wissam Younane, CEO, BNC Publishing commented: “The first annual Leaders in F&B Awards is part of BNC Publishing’s ongoing commitment to highlighting exceptional industry players.
“The Middle East’s culinary and catering community continues to surpass itself in terms of creativity, service excellence, and innovative conceptual development. We look forward to welcoming both established and upcoming F&B talent to the event.”
The individual categories include Young F&B Leader, recognising a chef or individual at the helm of an exciting F&B venture who thinks outside of the box and demonstrates outstanding leadership abilities.
Meanwhile the Leading F&B Investor Award celebrates an individual that shows exceptional creative vision and business acumen by investing in brands that are going places.
And for F&B talent operating within hotel operations, the Leading F&B Director award highlights the achievements of an individual who has showcased outstanding ability in exceeding KPIs, developing concepts, streamlining processes and team leadership.
In the restaurants categories, Disruptor of the Year spotlights a game changing F&B concept or initiative, such as an exciting food truck business, a slick new tech platform or a groundbreaking educational initiative.
Celebrating the achievements of the industry’s entrepreneurs, Leading Homegrown Restaurant Brand will shine a light on the most successful, impressive and original Middle East-born F&B concept on the market.
And open to both homegrown and imported brands, Newcomer of the Year will go to the most promising, exciting concept that has entered the Middle East’s restaurant market between July 2015 and July 2016.
Nominations for the Leaders in F&B Awards are open from Monday 1 August until Thursday 29 September.
The full list of 18 categories and answers to frequently asked questions is detailed on www.hotelnewsme.com/events/
For nomination enquiries and to request a nomination form, please contact email@example.com
Sponsoring the event are some of the most prominent suppliers on the market, including exclusive water sponsor Horeca Trade, distributor of San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna; Ronai LLC; Pulsar Foodstuff Trading and MKN, with more sponsorship opportunities available.
To enquire about sponsorship opportunities or table bookings, contact Dom@bncpublishing.net or Nick@bncpublishing.net.
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