Chef Excellence Awards 2018 (FINALISTS ANNOUNCED)
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Hozpitality Group announces its exclusive Awards for Chefs in 2018 to be held in Dubai.
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After 3 consecutive and successful Award ceremonies in Middle East and Africa, Hozpitality group is pleased to announce the “Hozpitality Chef Excellence Awards” on 2nd May, 2018 at the luxurious Five Palm Jumeirah. We are partnering with Emirates Culinary Guild and do this in association with the Guild.

The winners would be purely based on popular choice and would be announced in a ceremony on May 2nd, 2018. We will also have some Judges Choice Awards on top of the Popular Choice Awards. The evening will also have cook off among some young chefs and the winners will be presented an award.

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

Being declared a finalist puts you up among the best in the industry

The organizer, Hozpitality Group would like to wish you the best of luck with your entries.

We will also be awarding some young chefs at the Award night. 


1st Round Recipes – All Chefs are invited to send us  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)

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The Hozpitality Excellence Awards are for Chefs working within:

  • Hotels/Resorts/Apartments
  • Airlines (Domestic & international)
  • Restaurants (freestanding or in hotels)
  • Facilities Management Companies

Judging Criteria

For a List of judges, Please visit

The judging will be a combination of YOUR end-users and trade professionals, our network members and the Judging Panel.
As an Official entrant, after the enrollment dead line, you will receive your specific company's voting website link, to distribute to your selected end-users, colleagues and trade professionals, for voting accordingly.

The final consolidation will be carried out which will include online votes and Panel’s votes.

All attendees must book and pay for their tickets in order to attend the Awards. Table bookings and individual seat bookings can be made by contacting us at .

Cost of Seats/Tables (with Gala Dinner):-
Nominated Chefs:- 01 Seat Free of charge
Extra seats:- AED 600/- each
Table (10pax):- AED 5,000/-

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For any more information regarding the awards please write to



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
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

(For nomination in this category, write to
1.   Hospitality Excellence:- Chef Supporter of the Year – Individual
2.   Hospitality Excellence:- Culinary Partner of the Year – Company
3.   Hospitality Excellence:- Food Supplier of the Year
4.   Hospitality Excellence:- Non Food Supplier of the Year

1.   Hospitality Excellence:- Young Chef of the Year (By Cook Offs)
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Why Attend:
The awards ceremony is a wonderful opportunity for the industry to gather in one place to celebrate the success of peers. By attending the ceremony you can:

  • network with industry champions
  • meet new clients and/or business partners in a relaxed and informal atmosphere
  • boost employee morale by celebrating and rewarding your team
  • build relationships with existing clients
  • entertain clients and thank them for the business and support they have provided you all year long
  • boost your visibility in the industry by being seen at the biggest event in the industry calendar
  • congratulate the winning chefs and discover why they won