Description and Criteria
|Category Code||Category Name||Category Description||Attachment (Pictures, PDF & PPT)||AV||Food Tasting||Who Can Apply||Open for Nomination|
|A1||Excellence In Food Plating & Presentation||Recognizes a caterer/ Hotel banquet who has created an elevated visual culinary experience for the guests by innovative and unique food plating & presentation. The participant must highlight their unique style in plate design, food arrangement, food decoration, and table setting.||Caterer/hotel banquets|
|A2||Best Menu Design & Customization||Achieving extraordinary success in tailoring a menu to the theme of the event along with clients satisfaction . It must Include upto 3 functions of an event. The participant caterer/hotel banquet must highlight how they went above and beyond to adhere to the theme.||Caterer/ hotel banquets|
|A3||Excellence In Indian Cultural & Street Food - Chaat||Recognising a stand alone caterer/chaat providing company / Hotel Banquet who offers a fingerlicking (traditional or out-of-the-box) chaat experiences to their guests. It will be a live competition on 1st sept 2023.
The nominee will have to prepare 5 chaat items in front of jury which will include the following
a. For 3 types of chaats the key ingredients list will be shared with you well in advance by us and you will have to bring these ingredients on your own.
b. 2 chaat items must be prepared based on the caterer's choice (it can be the speciality of the caterer). The nominee will have to bring their own ingredients to make these 2 items
|Caterer / chaat company / hotel banquet|
|A4||Fruit Installation Of The Year||Achieving extraordinary success in creating a fresh and visually delightful fruit display & spread for the guests along with new concepts around fruit including live stations.||Fruit Installation & Display Vendor|
|A5||Excellence In Indian Dessert||Recognises a caterer's / Hotel Banquet's excellence of innovation & quality in the space of Indian Meethai. The key ingredient list will be shared with you well in advance & you will have to create it live for us on 1st sept 2023. The nominee will have to bring their own ingredients.||Caterer / mithai brand / hotel banquet|
|A6||Excellence In Global Dessert||Recognises a caterer / Hotel Banquet for following international dessert trends and introducing the latest and the most trending international desserts at an event.
The key ingredient list will be shared with you well in advance & you will have to create it live for us on 1st sept 2023. The nominee will have to bring their own ingredients.
|Caterer / dessert brand/ hotel banquet|
|A7||Excellence In Marketing||Recognising an individual/company for the use of pathbreaking and innovative ideas in communicating about their product/company ethos/branding to their target audience via online & offline methods.||Caterer|
|A8||Excellence In Use Of Technology||Recognise a caterer for using innovative technology in their day-to-day operations, such as payment solutions, staff and inventory management, etc., which has created a positive impact on their business & created a better path for growth.||Caterer|
|A9||Food Stylist Of The Year||Recognising an individual or a team who is a multidisciplinary stylist, creating a visually delightful and amplified style of presenting the spread at an event and orchestrating restaurant dining experiences. The participant must highlight the unique design, style, and conceptualization created for the food served at events.||Food Stylist|
|A10||Emerging Catering Company Of The Year||Recognise a caterer that has demonstrated remarkable performance and contribution by praising and acknowledging its innovative business practises. The participant must highlight how they have redefined industry standards and introduced a unique and creative flavour to the industry. Must not have 'served' more than 5 years in this industry and must be in operation for a minimum of 1 year.||Caterer|
|A11||Catering Company Of The Year (Wedding, Corporate & Social Events)||Recognise a caterer for their outstanding performance and contribution to the industry. The award celebrates a company that has disrupted the market and redefined the way businesses operate, creating new opportunities for growth and success either by introducing innovative products or services.||Caterer|
|A12||Lifetime Achievement Award||Recognising pioneers and legends in the business for their path breaking and industry-defining contribution. No entries are invited for this award.|
|A13||Hotel Executive Chef Of The Year||Recognise an individual who has great cullinary expertise and skill in creating smooth and successful spreads for weddings & events while fulfilling clients expectations & budgets. the concerned person has to be an executive chef in the hotel for two years & more.||Chef|
|A14||Chef Of The Year (Institutional / Non institutional / Restaurant catering / banquets)||Recognising a individual chef for his culinary art and flair in achieving smooth operations and perfect execution of menus/restaurant catering / expert cuisine while managing client expectations and budgets.||Chef|
|A15||Food Influencer Of The Year||Recognizing an influencer who has acted as a key knowledge/information provider while covering widest variety of food treands & driving user engagement, creating aspiration & innovation through digital media.||Food Influencers|
|B16||Mixologist Of The Year||Recognising an brand who has shown passion for the art of mixology & drinks. Delivering an immaculate and showcasing great display & innovation. Nominee should have strong skillset of managing bar operations and sourcing of quality ingredients.||Bartenders|
|B17||Bartending Co. Of The Year||An organisation or a brand who has created best experiences in a wedding for 3 different functions setting better benchmarks one after the other & leaving the guests awestruck. Minimum of 3 functions to be showcased (alcoholic/non alcoholic).||Bartenders / Bar Companies|
|B18||Bar Trendsetter Of The Year||Achieving extraordinary success in Trendsetting new concepts & Innovation in service and presentation of alcoholic beverages at events.
It must showcase 1 wedding/social event that is unique and left the guests awestruck.
|Bartending companies, individual liquor brands|
|C19||Fine Dining Restaurant Of The Year (in a Hotel)||Recognize a restaurant within a hotel that offers an upscale experience consisting of higher quality ingredients, sophisticated menus, and attentive staff. The ambience of the restaurant is more refined, with dimmer lighting and quieter music.||Restaurant in a Hotel|
|C20||Casual Dining Restaurant Of The Year (in a Hotel)||Recognize a restaurant within a hotel that offers a relaxed ambience with friendly environment and surroundings. Popular dishes are relatively inexpensive, and the restaurants may be buffet style, or with waiter/waitress table service all with service of an all day dining menu.||Restaurant in a Hotel|
|C21||Fine Dining Restaurant Of The Year||Recognize a standalone restaurant that offers an upscale experience consisting of higher quality ingredients, sophisticated menus, and attentive staff. The ambience of the restaurant is more refined, with dimmer lighting and quieter music.||Individual Restaurants in Delhi/NCR|
|C22||Casual Dining Restaurant Of The Year||Recognize a standalone restaurant that offers a relaxed ambience with friendly environment and surroundings. Popular dishes are relatively inexpensive, and the restaurants may be buffet style, or with waiter/waitress table service. all with service of an all day dining menu.||Individual Restaurants in Delhi/NCR|