CHEF AWARDS BY POPULAR CHOICE
VOTING IS NOW COMPLETED, WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE AWARD CEREMONY ON 20TH JUNE 2022 AT ADDRESS SKY VIEW HOTEL, DUBAI

Chef Excellence Awards Finalists 2022
Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Chef of the Year - Institutional Catering (Airlines, Catering etc)
 Gaurav Gaur, Culinary Director, Kitopi Dubai
 Mohammed Hussain Bahar, Executive Chef, Freshbook Foods, Kuwait
 Vikram Bisht, Executive Chef, Intercat-Cateriya
Ryuta Sato, Executive Chef, Emirates Flight Catering
Rami Abdou Al Jebraiel, Dir. Culinary, Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre Sharjah
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Chef of the Year – Hotel
 Mahmoud Alkahwaji, Executive Chef, Grand Hyatt Dubai
 Kevin Fleming, Executive Chef, Sofitel Dubai The Palm
Mohammed Issa Ibrahim Ali, Executive Chef, Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
 Mohamed Chabchoul, Executive Chef, Grand Millennium Business Bay Dubai
 Marcus Routbard, Executive Chef, WB and DT Curio Collection by Hilton Abu Dhabi
Essam Nabhan, Executive Chef, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort  
Armando Aristarco, Executive Chef, Address Boulevard & Address Dubai Mall
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Chef of the Year- Free Standing Restaurant
Pradeep Singh Negi, Executive Chef, Farzi Café, Dubai
Dwarika Bhatt, Executive Chef, Zero Gravity Dubai
Muchie Masunungure, Executive Chef, Soul Hospitality Restaurants Dubai
 Juan Pablo Rey Norres, Executive Chef, Weslodge Saloon, Hotel Cartagena & Weslodge Saloon
Dhan Singh, Executive Chef, JSB Restaurants Group (The Yellow Chilli By Sanjeev Kapoor)
Andrew Paderes, Executive Chef, Mangrove Café Philippines Pavilion EXPO 2020
 Roberto Torre, Executive Chef, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Sous Chef of the Year
 Ashwani Kaw, Ex. Sous Chef, Armani Hotel Dubai
 Giorgio Maggioni, Ex. Sous Chef, Address Sky View Dubai
Ivan Gerardo Vidal Martinez, Ex. Sous Chef, Radisson Blu Hotel DDC
 Georges Rahme, Ex. Sous Chef, InterContinental Hotels Dubai Festival City
 Abdo Badra, Ex. Sous Chef, Bahi Ajman Palace
 Diego Solis, Ex. Sous Chef, Sofitel Dubai The Palm
Rajan Khanal, Executive Sous Chef, Mövenpick Grand Al Bustan Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Pastry Chef of the Year
 Abel Vieilleville, Ex. Pastry Chef, Address Downtown Dubai
 Akshay Batra, Executive Pastry Chef, Sofitel Dubai The Palm
 Ravichandra Ramalingam, Pastry Chef, Al Sarab Towers Hotel Abu Dhabi
 Rahul Bhagel, Pastry Chef, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Abu Dhabi
 Nishanta Kumara, Pastry Chef, Bahi Ajman Palace
 Ikram Muhammad Yasin, Pastry Chef, Western Hotel Madinat Zayed Abu Dhabi
Nehul Gautam, Pastry Chef, Paramount Hotel Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Chef de Cuisine of the Year
 Reddy Sathyanand, CDC, Grand Hyatt Dubai
 Stefan Vasic, CDC, The Oberoi Hotel al Zorah Ajman
Yugal Kishor, Head Chef, Reform Social & Grill Dubai
 Rohit Sharma, Head Chef, Armani Hotel Dubai
 Maria Gallegos, CDC, Hilton Dubai Hotel
 Mathieu Balbino, CDC, InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Martin Kretzschmar,CDC, Address Beach Resort Fujairah
 
Hospitality Excellence :- Sous Chef of the Year
Sankalp Kondre, Sous Chef, Days by Wyndham Dubai Deira
 Renzo Salvatierra, Sous Chef, Gates Hospitality
Arvind Singh Negi, Sous Chef, JA The Resort Dubai
 Tribhuwan Malla Thakuri, Jr. Sous Chef, Jannah Hotel Apartments & Villas RAK
 Myat Thu Tint, Sous Chef, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Abu Dhabi
 Alegre Ejes Masaya, Sous Chef, Coral Beach & Resort Sharjah
 Abdul Asis, Sous Chef, Emirates Flight Catering
 
Hospitality Excellence :- Chef de Partie of the Year
Nirmal Robert, CDP, Address Sky View Dubai
 Rohit Kumar Behera, CDP, Dubai Parks & Resorts
 Reynaldi, CDP, Zero Gravity Dubai
 Daljeet Singh, CDP, Wyndham Dubai Deira
 Zia Ur Rehman Shahab Ur Rehman, CDP, Mercure Gold Hotel
Balaram Pal, CDP, Vida Hotels and Resorts
 Rajasekar Paramasivam, CDP, Aloft Palm Jumeirah
 
Hospitality Excellence :- Demi Chef of the Year
 Chij Kumar Thapa, Demi Chef, Armani Hotel Dubai
 Dhira Sunarya, Demi Chef, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre
 Chandrabose, Demi Chef, Zero Gravity Dubai
 Navin Parihar, Demi Chef, SLS Hotel & Residence Dubai
 Ha Van Vong, Demi Chef, Edge Creekside Hotel Dubai
 Sadik Shah, Demi Chef, Royal Central Hotel The Palm
Ahmed Gaber Hamza Khalifa, Demi Chef, TIME Onyx Hotel Apartments
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Commi Chef of the Year
Sabita Thapa, Commis Chef, Armani Hotel Dubai
Manoj Kumar, Commis Chef, TIME Oak Hotel & Suites Dubai
 Bhatiya Ashan Bope Weeratungage, Commis Chef, Edge Creekside Hotel Dubai
 Rahamot Ullah Bahadur, Commis Chef, City Seasons Hotel Dubai
Amit Maharajan, Commis Chef, Address Boulevard
 Shabeeshan Nedunchilyan, Commis Chef, The WB Curio collection Hotels by Hilton
Chok Bahadur, Commis Chef, Paramount Hotel Dubai
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Kitchen Steward of the Year
Dhanik Lal Das, Kitchen Steward, Four points by Sheraton Sharjah
 Mark Asis, QHSE Manager, Kitopi
 Abubacker Mohamed Ali, Kitchen Steward, Edge Creekside Hotel Dubai
 Muhammad Irfan Alam, Kitchen Steward, Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre Sharjah
Muhammad Suleman, Cluster Steward Manager, Address Boulevard & Address Dubai Mall
Sasith Fernando, Stewarding Shift Leader, TIME Asma Hotel Dubai
Malik Bilal, Steward, Ramada by Wyndham Abu Dhabi Corniche
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Kitchen helper of the Year
 Daulat Khan, Kitchen Helper, Radisson Blu Hotel DDC
 Tausif, Kitchen Helper, Address Sky View Dubai
 Saroj Kumar, Commis Chef, Zero Gravity Dubai
Ramaswami, Kitchen Steard, Intercat Catering Services LLC
Ephraim Aidomoje Aigbagenode, Kitchen Helper, C Central Resort The Palm
Alan Francis, Commis Chef, Palace Downtown Hotel
Shahjahan, Kitchen Steward, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Hidden Gem of the Year (Kitchen)
 Akshay Kumar, Baker Chef, Address Downtown Dubai
 Faizan Ali, Khyber Head Chef, Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel
Abdul Motin, Commis Chef, Delta Hotels by Marriott, Jumeirah Beach
 Esteban Monroy Cárdenas, Executive Chef, Aloft Palm Jumeirah
Kanishka Dilhan Kulasekara, Demi Chef, Radisson Blu Hotel DDC
Subhankar Sarkar, Commis Chef, Palace Downtown Hotel
 Shweta Bala, Commis Chef, Sofitel Dubai The Palm
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Rising Star Chef of the Year
 Deepak Rajan, Star Chef, Address Fountain Views Dubai
 Xania Newton, Commis Chef, Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah
 Anil Kumar Arya, DCDP, Dusit Thani Dubai
 Sinkeun Choi, Speciality Head Chef, Armani Hotel Dubai
 Nour Al Huda, Commis Chef, Conrad Dubai
 Aigerim Aitbayeva, CDC, THE WB Abu Dhabi Curio Collection by Hilton
 Hilal Demirci, Kitchen Intern, Mercure Hotel Dubai Barsha Heights
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Lifetime Achievement Award
 Mike Borsdorf , VP Culinary, Kitopi Dubai
Muchie Masunungure, Executive Chef, Soul Hospitality Restaurants Dubai
Essam Nabhan, Executive Chef, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort  
 Ziyad Hejamady, Cluster Chief Steward, Hilton Dubai Hotels
Rami Abdou Al Jebraiel, Dir. Culinary, Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre Sharjah
 
Hospitality Excellence:- Food Blogger of the Year Award
Em Serrano, @emserrano_vlog
 Fatima Abdulla, @the_fatimablejournal
 Najukta Sayyad, @ Fork.on.roads
 Lays Laraya, @Skywardsfreak
 Bader Noor, Pastry Chef, Emirates Flight Catering
 


Important Dates

25th March :- Top Finalists Announced
25th March till 30th April:- 2nd Round of Voting
30th April:- Voting Close
9th June 2022 :- Semi Finals for Young Chef Cook Off at ICCA
20th June:- Gold and Silver Winners will be announced at the Award ceremony.