Winners announced: The Leaders in F&B Awards 2019

by Dina Maaty | Published 1 year ago

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BNC Publishing and Hotel & Catering News Middle East’s The Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2019 took place on Monday, November 18 at Sofitel Dubai The Palm.

Categories included both People and Restaurants, with some exciting new additions that reflected the dynamic nature of the industry.

Restaurant Categories recognised the best venues in the region, offering exceptional service and world-class dining experiences, as well as the biggest market disruptors, while People Awards celebrated visionaries, leaders and pioneers.

The Leaders in F&B Awards were presented by Du and supported by: Platinum Sponsors Nestlé Professional Middle East and Nescafe, Gold Sponsors Bidfood and Gates Hospitality, Silver Sponsor MonViso Trading, Category Sponsors Glee Hospitality Solutions and Insinkerator, and Water Sponsor San Pellegrino.


Disruptor of the Year
Trèsind Studio, voco Hotel

Leading Homegrown Restaurant
Shabestan, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek

Best Interior Design
Wavehouse – Atlantis, The Palm

Best Newcomer
MasterChef, the TV Experience – Millennium Place Marina

Leading Fusion Restaurant
Cargo, Pier 7

Leading Sports Bar
Garden on 8 – Media One Hotel

Leading Nightlife Venue
Zero Gravity

Leading Delivery Platform

Leading Healthy Restaurant
Ultra Brasserie

Leading Casual Dining Restaurant
BB Social Dining

Leading Fine Dining Restaurant

Leading Brunch Concept
Hellicious Brunch – Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai

Leading Sustainable Restaurant


Pastry Chef of the Year
Eranda Liyanage – Fairmont Ajman

F&B Marketeer of the Year
Nicola Walsh – Sarood Hospitality

Bartender of the Year
Gesal Yesudas – Grosvernor House Hotel

Best Service Team of the Year
LAH LAH – Zabeel House by Jumeirah

Restaurant Manager of the Year
Benjamin Brocheret – DRIFT Beach Dubai

F&B Heavyweight
Naim Maadad – Gates Hospitality

Chef of the Year
Sudqi Naddaf – Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

Young F&B Leader
Sheikha Al Muhairy – SocietyDXB Café and Lounge

Leading F&B Director
Giacomo Puntel – Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

F&B Entrepreneur of the Year
Bhupender Nath – Trèsind

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