Shortlist unveiled: Leaders in F&B Awards

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by Crystal Chesters | Published 3 years ago

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Catering News Middle East has unveiled the much-anticipated shortlist for the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards, to take place at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi on 9 November.

Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards

The full shortlist can be viewed by clicking on this link.

The inaugural Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards garnered more than 330 nominations for the region’s best and brightest industry players across 20 categories, from Best Newcomer, to Leading Homegrown Restaurant Brand and Chef of the Year.

Catering News’ panel of eight independent judges took on the arduous task of whittling the nominations down to just five shortlisted candidates per category.

The winners will be announced on stage at a glamorous ceremony on 9 November 2016 at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi, with just 20 lucky winners to take home prestigious Leaders in F&B Awards.

The judging panel for the Leaders in F&B Awards comprises: Three-Michelin-starred chef, Heinz Beck; Sacha Daniel, group operations director, Solutions Leisure; Akshay Oberai Dosaj, co-managing director, Purple Honey Group; Rabih Feghali, director of business development, Roya International; Vikrant Rohatgi, head of strategic and commercial intelligence, KPMG in the Lower Gulf; Helen Morris, executive chef / senior lecturer, Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; Mark Patten, senior vice president, food & beverage, Atlantis, The Palm; and Ali Sinaei, managing partner, Roundmenu.

The Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards, presented by Du, is supported by some of the most prominent suppliers on the market, including exclusive water sponsor Horeca Trade, distributor of San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna; Official Chocolate Sponsor, ChoCo’a; Ronai LLC; Pulsar Foodstuff Trading, MKN, and Cream of Europe, with more sponsorship opportunities available.

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