Award Description Award Recipient
 

Executive Chef of the Year
This award seeks to recognise an executive chef who is directly involved and responsible for food and beverage outlets and banquet facilities in a hotel environment in Abu Dhabi. Eligible candidates must have consistently set standards of excellence in the culinary arts as well as providing excellent dining experiences.

Gary Robinson

Shangri‐La Hotel,
Qaryat Al Beri,
Abu Dhabi

Food & Beverage Manager of the Year
This award seeks to recognise a food and beverage manager who is professional, knowledgeable and possesses a high degree of competence. The nominee must be directly involved and responsible for food and beverage outlets and banquet facilities in a hotel environment in Abu Dhabi.

Ahmed Issa
Director of Food & Beverage

Shangri‐La Hotel,
Qaryat Al Beri,
Abu Dhabi

Pastry Chef of the Year
This award seeks to recognise an individual who has an exceptional talent in pastry creation, and is able to drive the successes and quality of pastry/dessert products offered at an outlet or various outlets.

Avril Dsylva

Yas Island Rotana
Abu Dhabi

Regional Cuisine Chef of the Year
This award seeks to recognise an individual who is directly involved in a restaurant operation and demonstrates a high level of talent and creativity in preparing ethnic, Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine. Eligible candidates must have been working in Abu Dhabi in a restaurant/restaurant chain that promotes culinary and service excellence.

Hassan Assaf

Al Mawal,
Hilton Abu Dhabi

Regional Cuisine Manager of the Year
This award seeks to recognise an individual who is directly involved in a restaurant operation and demonstrates a high level of talent and creativity in preparing ethnic, Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine. Eligible candidates must have been working in Abu Dhabi in a restaurant/restaurant chain that promotes culinary and service excellence.

Prasad S

India Palace

Regional Cuisine Restaurant of the Year
This award seeks to recognise a restaurant/restaurant chain serves ethnic, Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine and promotes culinary and service excellence in Abu Dhabi. The nominated restaurant must have consistently exceeded the standards of excellence and provided extraordinary dining experiences for guests.

Diwan L’Auberge

Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

Restaurant Chef of the Year
This award seeks to recognise the restaurant chef who is directly involved and responsible for the food and beverage in the restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Eligible candidates must have consistently set standards of excellence in the culinary arts as well as providing excellent dining experiences in a restaurant / restaurant chain.

Jean Hurstel

Bord Eau,
Shangri‐La Hotel,
Qaryat Al Beri,
Abu Dhabi

Restaurant Host of the Year
This award seeks to recognise a restaurant host who is professional, knowledgeable and consistently provides excellent service standards. The nominee demonstrates a high degree of competence in managing a successful restaurant operation. Eligible candidates must have been working in Abu Dhabi in the capacity of a service staff in a restaurant/restaurant chain that promotes culinary and service excellence.

Marie Irene

Ushna

Restaurant Manager of the Year
This award seeks to recognise a restaurant manager who is professional and knowledgeable. The nominee demonstrates a high degree of competence in managing a successful restaurant operation. Eligible candidates must have been working in Abu Dhabi in the capacity of restaurant manager in a restaurant/restaurant chain that promotes culinary and service excellence.

Thaer Hanna

Finz,
Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

Restaurant of the Year
This award seeks to recognise a restaurant/restaurant chain that promotes culinary and service excellence in Abu Dhabi. Eligible restaurants must have demonstrated a well-maintained standard of excellence. The nominee should also consistently set new standards of excellence in improving its cuisine and service.

Sayad

Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi