Free nominations are now open for Hospitality Chef Excellence Awards-2018

Free nominations are now open for Hospitality Chef Excellence Awards-2018


After three consecutive Award ceremonies in Middle East and Africa, Hozpitality group announced the ‘Chef Excellence Awards’ on May 2, 2018. The award is in association with Emirates Culinary Guild and ICCA. The event will take place at the Five Palm Jumeirah.

Nominations for all Chefs working in MEA region are open, and to nominate online, voters can be visit

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While each entrant may enter more than one category, the entry for nomination is free of charge but should only be made through the hotel’s Chef/GM/HR/Marketing department.

The winners would be purely based on popular choice and would be announced in the final ceremony. “We will also have some Judges Choice Awards on top of the Popular Choice Awards,” said Raj Bhatt, CEO, Hozpitality Group. The evening will also have cook off among some young chefs and the winners will be presented an award added Bhatt.

Hozpitality Chef Excellence Awards- MENA will recognize the talented Chef within the industry from different categories and departments.


1st Round Recipes – All Chefs are invited to send one recipe along with pictures by email to

2nd Round Semi Finals – 16 cook off at ICCA (Shortlisted Chefs) 

3rd Round Final Cook Offs at the Awards Night (Final Round)

List of Categories:-  

1. Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Chef of the Year – Institutional Catering (Airlines, Catering etc) 

2. Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Chef of the Year – Hotel

3. Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Chef of the Year- Free Standing Restaurant

4. Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Sous Chef of the Year

5. Hospitality Excellence:- Pastry Chef of the Year

6. Hospitality Excellence:- Chef de Cuisine of the Year

7. Hospitality Excellence:- Sous Chef of the Year

8. Hospitality Excellence:- Chef de Partie of the Year

9. Hospitality Excellence:- Demi Chef of the Year

10. Hospitality Excellence:- Commi Chef of the Year

11. Hospitality Excellence:- Young Chef of the Year

12. Hospitality Excellence:- Kitchen Steward of the Year

13. Hospitality Excellence:- Kitchen helper of the Year

14. Hospitality Excellence:- Hidden Gem of the Year

15. Hospitality Excellence:- Entrepreneur Chef of the Year

16. Hospitality Excellence:- Rising Star Chef of the Year

17. Hospitality Excellence:- Lifetime Achievement Award

18. Hospitality Excellence:- Chef Supporter of the Year – Individual

19. Hospitality Excellence:- Culinary Partner of the Year – Company

20. Hospitality Excellence:- Food Supplier of the Year

21. Hospitality Excellence:- Non Food Supplier of the Year

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