The countdown has begun for the prestigious FoodFood Awards WEST 2018 Summit. The award ceremony will be held at J W Marriott Hotel Juhu in Mumbai on 2nd August 2018. The FoodFood Award is one of the prestigious awards in hospitality industry which was launched in year 2017 by Padmashri awardee chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Founder FoodFood TV and Publisher BBC Good Food India.
The ceremony will bring together the cream of Indian hospitality talent for a celebration of foodfood awards, is set to be the biggest and best to date. Senior management professional from almost all leading hotels and standalone restaurants / hotels are expected to be in attendance this year. The competition is fierce as finalists strive to ensure they will be bringing a coveted award home.
It maybe noted that first FoodFood award ceremony was held in St. Regis hotel in Lower Parel Mumbai, last year. The FoodFood Awards North 2018 Summit was recently concluded at JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity.
The Awards are judged by panels of top hospitality stalwars that includes Chairman of the Jury Nakul Anand, Executive Director ITC, Sanjeev Kapoor – Mentor, Founder FoodFood TV and Publisher BBC Good Food India, Chief advisor Anuraag Bhatnagar – Multy Property VP, Mumbai and Goa Marriott International and Shafaquat Ali – CEO foodfood Awards event, CEO & Editor in Chief BBC Goodfood India. The directors includes Anil Bhandari – former CMD ITDC, Gautam Anand founding trustee cuisines of India foundation, Ranjit Batra – President, hospitality Panchshil Realty, Imtiaz Qureshi – Padmashri Awardee, Vineet Bhatia – Michelin Starred Chef and Satish Arora Legendary Chef. Besides, there are many luminaries form hotel industries like chefs, restaurateur and celebrity chefs. There are top hoteliers that includes, Rajiv Kaul – President The Leela hotels, Palaces & Resorts, Dipak Haksar Chief Executive ITC hotels, Neeraj Govil – Area VP South Asia, Marriott International and many more, the list is endless.
There are various categories for awards that includes: Best World Cuisine Restaurant in Five-Star Hotel, Best North Indian Restaurant in Five-Star Hotel, Best North Indian Restaurant in Standalone, Best Japanese Restaurant in Five-Star Hotel:, Best Asian Restaurant in Five-Star Hotel:, Best in Asian Restaurant in Standalone:, Best Italian Restaurant in Five-Star Hotel:, Best Italian Restaurant in Standalone, Best Modern Indian Cuisine Restaurant in Standalone, Best South Indian/Coastal Restaurant in Five-Star Hotel, Best South Indian/Coastal Restaurant in Standalone, Best Bar & Lounge in Five-Star Hotel,Best Bar & Lounge in Standalone, Best Patisserie in Five-Star Hotel and Best Restaurant Design.
Sanjeev Kapoor – Padmashri Awardee Grand Master Celebrity Chef, speaking to Mumbai Messenger from London said “In 2018, Food Food Awards have made the selection more tough and the process more rigorous. The Jury comprises of the best in the business chaired by none other than highly credible legendary professional Nakul Anand. We hope to find jewels from the Western region who will ably compete for the National honour slated for the end of the year.The Award is meant for hospitality industries hidden talents. It is a milestone for those who are performing excellent in their trade”.
Anuraag Bhatnagar – Multi-Property Vice President, Mumbai & Goa, Marriott International & GM, The St. Regis Mumbai says “It is a very exciting time for the hospitality industry where exceptional talent and creativity are at the forefront. The inception of Food Food Awards with zonal rounds strives to recognize and felicitate the invaluable contributions made by hotels, F&B venues and individuals in this world of hospitality. Marriott International is indeed privileged to be associated with these awards and we look forward to the evening in much anticipation to be held at JW Marriott Juhu on 2nd August 2018.”
Author: Sitaram Mewati
Award winning journalist