CHEF AWARDS BY POPULAR CHOICE
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED (VOTING ROUND 2)

  Chef Excellence Awards Finalists 2019
  Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Chef of the Year - Institutional Catering (Airlines, Catering etc)
   Ammar Alekili, Corporate Executive Chef, Dynamic Hospitality
   Ahmed AlFakier, Executive Chef, Global Catering Services, Dubai
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Chef of the Year – Hotel
   Christopher Michael Lester, Executive Chef, Caesars Bluewater Dubai
  Burges Chinoy, Executive Chef, Pearl Rotana Capital Centre,Abu Dhabi
   Lal Tamang, Executive Chef, Roda Al Murooj Dubai
  Essam Nabhan, Executive Chef, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf Dubai
  Clive Micallef, Executive Chef, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
   Steven Smalley, Cluster Executive Chef, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah and Hilton Dubai The Walk
  Udo Moreau, Executive Chef, Address Downtown
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Chef of the Year- Free Standing Restaurant
  Chandra Shekhar Pandey, Corporate Chef, JSB Restaurants, Dubai
   Bobby Retnakumar Geetha, Corporate Chef, Asha's Dubai
  Dwarika Bhatt, Executive Chef, Zero Gravity Dubai
  Maurizio Bosetti, Head Culinary, London Dairy Cafe & Bistro
   Mohamed Amin, Kitchen Manager, O’Learys Sports Restaurant Dubai
   Fadi Naim, Executive Chef, Couqley French Bistro Dubai
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Sous Chef of the Year
   Ravindra Kumar, Executive Sous Chef, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Wadi Desert
   Manuel Carbone, Executive Sous Chef, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
  Parimal Kumar, Executive Cous Chef, Movenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai
   Mohammad Ali, Executive Sous Chef, DUKES Dubai
  Ibrahiem Al Saied, Executive Sous Chef, TIME Grand Plaza Hotel Dubai
   Faraj Al Jamous, Executive Sous Chef, Stella Di Mare Hotel Dubai
   Avneesh Gautama, Sr. Sous Chef, Farzi Café Dubai
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Pastry Chef of the Year
  Frederic Housseau, Ex. Pastry Chef, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
   Vijay Pooswami, Pastry Chef, London Dairy Cafe & Bistro
   B.K.Sudath Rodrigo, Pastry Chef, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Diera Creek
  Fabien Fayolle, Ex. Pastry Chef, Armani Hotel Dubai
  Supun Lakmal, Pastry Chef, Crowne Plaza Dubai
   Paras Fakay, Pastry Chef, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay
  Achira Kularatne, Pastry Chef, Dubai International Hotel
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Chef de Cuisine of the Year
  Sajith Mohandas, Head Chef, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
   Faizan Ali, CDC, DUKES Dubai
  Syed Ali Bilgrami, CDC, Zero Gravity Dubai
  Muchie Masunungure, Head Chef, The Farm, Al Barari
  Abdul Riyaz, Head Chef, Hilton Dubai The Walk
   Arindam Bagchi, CDC, W Palm Jumierah
  Alaa Moustafa, CDC, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
   
  Hospitality Excellence :- Sous Chef of the Year
   Stefan Vasic, Jr. Sous Chef, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
  Gurpreet Sing, Sous Chef, Roda AL Murooj, Dubai
  Bondan Adi Kumara, Sous Chef, Rose Rayhan by Rotana Dubai
   Arun Thiyagarajan, Sous Chef, Radisson Blu Media City
  Raja Ram Neupane, Sous Chef, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
  Majedur Rahaman, Sous chef, Address Downtown
  Kushlanand Bailwal, Sous Chef, Dubai International Hotel
   
  Hospitality Excellence :- Chef de Partie of the Year
  Moin Akhtar, CDP, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa
   Islam Ezzat Masoud, CDP, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai
  Athmane Ouamara, Sensation the Lounge, Downtown Dubai
   Amruta Gosavi, CDP, Rixos the Palm Dubai
  Tul Bahadur Sunuwar, CDP, Grand Excelsior Hotel Bur Dubai
   Arun Thomas, CDP, Holiday Inn Express Jumeirah
  Manish Tiwari, CDP, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai
   
  Hospitality Excellence :- Demi Chef of the Year
  Ganesh Prasad, Demi Chef, Emirates Flight Catering
  Modnat Basnet, Demi Chef, Rixos Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi
  Jimin Mathew, DCDP, TIME Grand Plaza Hotel Dubai
  Jasmine P.Abelgas, DCDP, Towers Rotana Hotel Dubai
   Parsi Bhasker, Demi Chef, Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai
  Mary Grace Valle, Demi Chef, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Dubai
  Eduardo Mirabil, Demi Chef, Dubai International Hotel
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Commi Chef of the Year
  Yasmin Tabbara, Commis Chef, Hilton Dubai The Walk
  Hadi Nabil, Commis Chef, Madinat Jumeirah Dubai
   Gireesh Nautiyal, Commis Chef, Massive Restaurants Dubai
  Gita Acharya, Commis Chef, Roda Hotels Dubai
   Edison Reyes, Commis Chef, Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant Abu Dhabi
  Malay Kumar Ber, Commis Chef, Ibis Style hotel Jumeirah
  Courage Vukor, Commis Chef, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Kitchen Steward of the Year
  Yonas Worku Abie, Steward, The Meydan Hotel Dubai
  Sandeep Ankutty, Kitchen Steward, Zero Gravity Dubai
   Shithi Danesh, Kitchen Steward, Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai
  Gobinda Goswami, Steward Supervisor, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Diera Creek
   Mohamed Abdul Latheef , Kitchen Steward, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
  Sufian Shaikh, Chief Steward, Address Downtown
  Charlston Taladtad, Kitchen Steward, Dubai International Hotel
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Kitchen helper of the Year
   Joao Francisco Fernandez, Kitchen Steward, Grand Excelsior Hotel Bur Dubai
   Arjel, Kitchen Steward, Zero Gravity Dubai
  Yogesh Kanwar, Commis Chef, Caesars Bluewater Dubai
   Mohammed Harshad, Kitchen Helper, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Diera Creek
  Naresh Mamidipelli, Steward Supervisor, Address Downtown
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Hidden Gem of the Year
  Chamath Ravisanka, CDP, Fairmont Ajman
   Jomel Magandam, Commis Chef, Towers Rotana Hotel Dubai
   Marby Ladero, Ex. Asst to Ex. Chef, Caesars Bluewater Dubai
  Kris Dawn, Hygiene Officer, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf Dubai
  Deepthi Ravindra, Resort Chief Artist, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort
  Pradeep Poovathingal Vijayan, Head Butcher, Address Downtown
  Ashlin Saiza, Commis Chef, Dubai International Hotel
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Entrepreneur Chef of the Year
   Zorawar Kalra, MD & Founder, Massive Restaurants Pvt Ltd
   Karim Ezzeldin Ahmed Ismail, Sous Chef, Caesars Bluewater Dubai
   Anand Radia, Owner, Nara Pan Asian Dubai
  Ernesto Cab Vera, CEO, Maria Bonita Group Dubai
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Rising Star Chef of the Year
   Shaikha Almemari, Head Chef, Gateau Fait Maison, Fujairah
  Abdul Azeez Thokur, Outlet Chef, Towers Rotana Hotel Dubai
   Mohamed Infaz, Commis Chef, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Diera Creek
  Sanjay Thakur, Triyagyoni/ Etihad, Abu Dhabi
  Federico Sanna, CDC, Armani Hotel Dubai
  Tejas Shetty, CDP, Hilton Dubai The Walk
  Michele Sciotti, Ex. Sous Chef, Stella Di Mare Hotel Dubai
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Lifetime Achievement Award
   Zorawar Kalra, MD & Founder, Massive Restaurants Pvt Ltd
   Clive Pereira, CDC, DUKES Dubai
   Lal Tamang, Executive Chef, Roda Al Murooj Dubai
  Maurizio Bosetti, Head Culinary, London Dairy Cafe & Bistro
  Ismail Kureshi, CDC, Caesars Bluewater Dubai
  Jin Chul Kim, Head Chef, Armani Hotel Dubai
   Samantha Kumara, Head Artist (Pastry), Two Seasons Hotel and Apartments Dubai
   
  Hozpitality Excellence:- Young Chef of the Year (Selected for Round 2)
1 Chef Alam, Chef, Four Points by Sheraton SZR
2 Ahmed Gaber, Commis Chef, Time Grand Plaza
3 MA YE (Kevin), CDP, TRYP by Wyndam hotel
4 Chef Pradeep, Grand Excelsior Hotel Diera
5 Shefali Khambkar, DCDP, Hyatt Regency Creek Heights
6 Jay Darshan , Four Points by Sheraton SZR
7 Sai Prasanna Babji, Caesars Dubai Bluewater
8 Joshua Jonathan, Demi Chef, JA The Resort
9 Chef Leon, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
10 Ravi Mallawaarachchi, CDP, Crowne Plaza Dubai
11 Jeanatta Kon, CDP, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
12 NIzin Antony, DCDP, Crowne Plaza Dubai
13 Adarsh Parambath, Raffles Dubai
14 Rere Reynaldi, Zero Gravity
15 Jobin Anthony, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
16 Chef Gridharan, Grand Excelsior Hotel Diera
   



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Important Dates

01 April:- Top Finalists Announced  (Voting Phase 2 start)

310th April :- Online Voting Closes

25th April:- Round 2 - Cook Offs at ICCA

12th June:- Award Ceremony