Shortlist revealed for Leaders in F&B Awards 2017

by Crystal Chesters | Published 2 years ago

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Catering News Middle East, a BNC Publishing title, has revealed the highly anticipated shortlist for the Leaders in F&B Awards, set to take place on 30 October at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi.

Leaders in F&B Awards

With more than 350 entries to this year’s awards, the competition was tough and only those candidates lucky enough to be shortlisted will be in with a chance of winning a prestigious Leaders in F&B Award next month at our glittering ceremony.

To view the full shortlist, click on this link.

Celebrating the best talent and concepts in the competitive Middle East F&B industry, this year’s 18 categories include Best Newcomer, Leading Homegrown Restaurant brand and the highly coveted F&B Heavyweight.

The judging panel for the awards is comprised of eight leading food and beverage industry experts who combine years of experience across various aspects of the industry.

The judges are: Helen Morris executive chef / senior lecturer, Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; Sunjeh Raja, director & CEO, International Center for Culinary Arts (ICCA Dubai); Sarah Hawilo, chief executive officer, SerVme; Ralph Homer, CEO, Restaurant Secrets; Sarah-Jane Grant director, LXA; Uwe Micheel director of kitchens, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek and president, Emirates Culinary Guild; Daniel During, owner, Thomas Klein International; and Anis Harb, regional GM, Deliveroo.

Sponsoring the event are some of the best-known and most prominent suppliers serving the Middle East’s hospitality industry, including Presenting Sponsor Du, TSSC, Al Rawdah, 1765 Gemini and Boecker Public Health.

Commenting on why his company is sponsoring the awards, Glenn Ewart, commercial director of 1765 Gemini, said: “At 1765 Gemini we have an ethos of supporting the industry from grassroots level upwards and this is a great way to show our ongoing support of such a great industry at this premier event.”

To discuss sponsorship opportunities and table bookings for the Leaders in F&B Awards, contact

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