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

    Chef Awards Finalists 2020
  Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Chef of the Year - Institutional Catering (Airlines, Catering etc)
  Mohammed Hussain Bahar, Executive Chef, Fresh foods Co. Kuwait
  Mike Borsdorf, Executive Chef, Emirates Flight Catering Company
  Vikram Bisht, Executive Chef, Intercat- Cateriya Catering Services
   

Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Chef of the Year – Hotel
   Hadi Mosfi, Executive Chef, Ibis Styles Jumierah Dubai
  Chef Wolfgang Eberle, Executive Chef, Emirates Palace Hotel
  Praveen Singh, Executive Chef, The Canvas Hotel MGallery Hotel Collection, Dubai
   Ibrahiem Al Saied, Executive Chef, TIME Oak Hotel & Suites
  Steffen Assmann, Executive Chef, The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf and Spa
  Vijay Anand, Executive Chef, Address Hotels
  Erwan Stadler, Executive Chef, Movenpick Grand Al Bustan Dubai
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Chef of the Year- Free Standing Restaurant
  Muchie Masunungure, Head Chef, The Farm, Al Barari Dubai
  Brian Voelzing, Group Executive Chef, Lincoln Hospitality
  Chandra Sekhar Pandey, Corp Chef, JSB Restaurants, Dubai
  Margarita Vaamonde-Beggs, Executive Chef, MasterChef, the TV Experience
   Mohamed Amin, Executive Chef, O’Learys Sports Restaurant
   Ahmed Al Fakier, Executive Chef, Verdura Mediterranean Restaurant
   Nigel J Lobo, Executive Chef, Royal Orchid Hospitality Group
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Executive Sous Chef of the Year
  Shawn Carl Aoki, Ex. Sous Chef, Caesars Bluewaters Dubai
  Gaurav Gaur, Ex. Sous Chef, Emirates Flight Catering
   Abbas Kanso, Ex. Sous Chef, Dusit Thani Dubai
  Manuel Carbone, Ex. Sous Chef, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
   Mohammed Ali, Ex. Sous Chef, Dukes the Palm
  Moath Khaled Alsaheb, Executive Sous Chef, Intercat- Cateriya Catering Services
  Eka Pratama, Ex. Sous Chef, Address Fountain Views
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Pastry Chef of the Year
   Shaikha Almemari, Head Chef, Gateau Fait Maison, Fujairah
   Achira Kularatne, Pastry Chef, Dubai International Hotel
   Swaminatan Manikkam, Pastry Chef, Four Points by Sheraton SZR & Downtown
  Mohamed Saad, Pastry Chef, C Central Resort the Palm
  Abel Vieilleville, Executive Pastry Chef, Address Hotels
  Hashan Silva, Pastry Chef, Towers Rotana, Dubai
  Champika Mudiyanselage, Pastry Chef, Movenpick Grand Al Bustan Dubai
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Chef de Cuisine of the Year
  Clive Pereira, CDC, Dukes the Palm a Royal Hideaway Hotel, Dubai
   Ishtiaq Ali, CDC, Royal Central Hotel The Palm
  Elmer O. Mancera, CDC, Radisson Blu DDC
  Eko Ridwan Zulfikar, Head Chef B lounge by Buddha Bar, Ritz Carton Doha
  Ashwani Kaw, Head Chef, Armani Hotel Dubai
  Justine Joseph, CDC, IntercityHotel Dubai Jaddaf Waterfront
  Giuseppe Pezzella, CDC, FIVE Palm Jumeirah
   
  Hospitality Excellence :- Sous Chef of the Year
  Stefan Vasic, Jr. Sous Chef, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
   Kushlanand Bailwal, Sous Chef, Dubai International Hotel
  Arivu Govindaraj, Sous Chef, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai
  Rajan Kumar Khanal, Sous Chef, Movenpick Grand Al Bustan Dubai
   Bishal Moktan, Sous Chef, Grosvenor House the Luxury Collection Hotel Dubai, UAE
  Pahal Man Phiyak, Sous Chef, Two Seasons Hotel
  Ranga Viraj Fernando, Sous Chef, Address Downtown
   
  Hospitality Excellence :- Chef de Partie of the Year
  Mohammed Sajid Ali, CDP, Delta by Marriott Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
  Siju Baker, CDP, Qasar Al Sarab by Anantara, Abu Dhabi
  Marcos Diones, CDP, Dubai International Hotel
   Yasir Iqbal, CDP, Royal Central Hotel The Palm
   Hilary Joseph Quentus, CDP, Radisson Blu Hotel DDC
  Sajeer Ebrahim Kunju, CDP, Aloft Dubai South
  Richard Kamol Gomes, CDP, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
   
  Hospitality Excellence :- Demi Chef of the Year
  Pema Dolma Tamang, Demi Chef, Renaissance Downtown Hotel Dubai
  Shyam Dawadi, Demi Chef, Lincoln Hospitality
  Jegan Babu Thanganadar, Demi Chef, Emirates Flight Catering Company
   Chetun Auty, Demi Chef, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
  Sijoy Jose, DCDP, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai
  Ronaldo Adolfo del Rosario, Demi Chef, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
  Sumod Chathethil, Demi Chef, Aloft & Element Me’aisam
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Commi Chef of the Year
  Desalegn Tesfaye Gbato, Commis Chef, Royal Continental Hotel Dubai
   Amal Joseph, Commis Chef, Meydan Hotel Dubai
   Nikola Muncanovic, Commis Chef, Caesars Bluewaters Dubai
   Sanjay Negi, Commis Chef, Accenture Investment
  Abhimanyu Mehra, Commis Chef, Millennium Place Barsha Heights
   April Louise Bagorio, Commis Chef, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
  Angelito Garcia Basilio, Commis Chef, Two Seasons Hotel
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Kitchen Steward of the Year
  Sanjeewa Kumwara, Kitchen Steward, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai
   Enrique Miranda, Stewarding Supervisor, Dubai International Hotel
   Chandana Arachchige, Steward, TIME Grand Plaza Hotel Dubai
   Krishna Thapa, Kitchen Stewarding, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai
  H.J. Sidney Rodrigues, Cleaning Manager, Emirates Flight Catering Company
  Arun Das, Chief Steward, Dukes the Palm
  Madan Lal, Stewarding Shift Leader, Dusit Thani Dubai
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Kitchen helper of the Year
  Mahendra Singh Thakuri, Kitchen Helper, TIME Grand Plaza Hotel Dubai
   Hari Thapa, Kitchen Steward, Dusit Thani Dubai
  Raymond Roderigo, Steward, Lincoln Hospitality
   Poshitha Mudiyanselage, Kitchen Steward, Movenpick Grand Al Bustan Dubai
   Bishnu Poudel, Kitchen Steward, C Central Resort the Palm
  Pasang Tamang, Kitchen helper, Ghaya Grand Hotel
  Thilina Mudiyanselage, Kitchen Steward, Address Fountain Views
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Hidden Gem of the Year (Kitchen)
  Lok Bahadur Bohara, Commis Chef, Dubai International Hotel
   Sakthi Velu, Junior Sous Chef, Caesars Bluewaters Dubai
  Wannapa Yensiri, Kitchen Artist, Dusit Thani Dubai
   Melody Roslin Caneso, Commis Chef, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites
  Sameera Madushanka Dahanayakage, Kitchen Artist, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
  Mohammed Kareem, Commis Chef, Radisson Blu DDC
  Samantha Kumara, Head Artist, Two Seasons Hotel
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Entrepreneur Chef of the Year
  Clive Pereira, CDC, Dukes the Palm a Royal Hideaway Hotel, Dubai
  Ibrahim Al Tamimi, Brand Chef, ZEROFAT
   Craig Best, Head Chef, Hell's Kitchen Dubai
  Krishna Sethu, CDC, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
  Zorawar Kalra, MD & Founder, Massive Restaurants Pvt Ltd
  Ernesto Cab Vera, CEO, Maria Bonita Group Dubai
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Rising Star Chef of the Year
  Nadhivarnam Krishanth, Commis Chef, Dubai International Hotel
 
 Nigel J Lobo, Group Executive Chef, Stars n Bars UAE
  Vishnu Manikandan, Commis Chef, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
   Tavish Bhasin, Head Chef, Soul Street at FIVE Jumeirah Village
  Giovanni Papi, CDC, Armani Hotel Dubai
  Saumya Tamrakar, Commis Chef, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
  Ismail Kureshi, CDC, Caesars Bluewaters Dubai
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Lifetime Achievement Award
   Christopher Michael Lester, Executive Chef, Caesars Bluewaters Dubai
   James Griffith, Vice President- Culinary, Emirates Flight Catering Company
   Faizan Ali, Head Chef, Dukes the Palm
   Lal Tamang, Executive Chef, Swissotel & Swiss Living - Al Murooj Complex
  Zorawar Kalra, MD & Founder, Massive Restaurants Pvt Ltd
   
  Hospitality Excellence:- Food Blogger of the Year Award
   Mohammed Thousif Hussain, @taste-n-talk.com
   Safak Kural, @safak_kural_official
  Junie Sudoy Sorsano, @Buhay sa Dubai
   Amina Makbool, @Kuwaitfoodieq8
   Afsheen Owais, @afsheenowais
  Chef Ernesto Cab Vera, Maria Bonita Taco Shop & Grill
  Najukta Sayyed, @Forkonroads


Important Dates

10th July:- Top Finalists Announced  (Voting Phase 2 start)

31st Oct :- Online Voting Closes

26th Nov:- Gold and Silver Award winners announced online