Friday, September 25, 2020

Region’s Finest F&B Innovations Celebrated in Dubai

-Industry’s movers and shakers, world-renowned chef Heinz Beck and executive chefs to attend gala dinner hosted at Armani Hotel in celebration of the region’s innovative hospitality industry-

-Evening to include celebrity chef live cook-off between Silvena Rowe, James Atherton, Robert Nilsson and Colin Clague –

In recognition of innovative excellence, the inaugural GulfHost Innovation Awards will reward the cutting-edge technology shaping the future of hospitality across MENA.

Taking place on Monday 18th September 2017 at the Armani Hotel Dubai, the gala dinner will host 280 hospitality industry movers and shakers, and will follow with a live cook-off, as celebrity chefs go head-to-head in the kitchen.

Turning up the heat, the competition will include British Chef and TV personality Silvena Rowe (Omnia), award-winning Chef and restauranteur James Atherton (Marina Social), Swedish Chef of the Year winner Robert Nilsson (Five Palm Jumeriah) and Head Chef at Dubai’s most prestigious restaurants, Colin Clague (Ruya).

The chefs will have 30 minutes to create a “Signature” or “Wow” dish deriving from lamb or beef, which will be judged by Hotelier Middle East, Time Out Dubai and Caterer Middle East. Distinguished guests will include world renowned chef and owner of three-star Michelin restaurant, Heinz Beck, as well as senior representatives of the hospitality industry and local executive chefs.

This evening of culinary celebration will see the announcement of the GulfHost Innovation Awards winners, with 15 shortlisted entrants chosen from 46 of the region’s top hospitality equipment and solution providers.

The shortlist is:


Category Company Name
Best Back of House Equipment Innovation (Hot) Welbilt
Best Back of House Equipment Innovation (Hot) Technical Supplies & Services Company L.L.C.
Best Back of House Equipment Innovation (Hot) Küppersbusch Großküchentechnik GmbH & CO. KG
Best Back of House Equipment Innovation (Other) Classeq Ltd
Best Back of House Equipment Innovation (Other) Print2Taste GmbH
Best Back of House Equipment Innovation (Other) Precision Refrigeration
Best Bar or Coffee Equipment Innovation STREE F&B
Best Bar or Coffee Equipment Innovation La Marquise International
Best Bar or Coffee Equipment Innovation Gruppo Cimbali
Best Front of House Equipment Innovation Alto-Shaam
Best Front of House Equipment Innovation PIZZA MASTER
Best Front of House Equipment Innovation Vollrath Pujadas, S.A.U.
Best Green or Eco-Friendly Equipment Innovation HOBART GmbH
Best Green or Eco-Friendly Equipment Innovation Vianen Kitchen Ventilation
Best Green or Eco-Friendly Equipment Innovation Brema Ice Makers


Entrants were required to showcase the best hospitality equipment and solutions within one of five categories: Best Back of House Equipment Innovation (Hot), Best Back of House Equipment Innovation (Other), Best Front of House Equipment Innovation, Best Bar or Coffee Equipment Innovation and Best Green or Eco-Friendly Equipment Innovation.

The independent judging panel, endorsed by Strategic Partner International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA), consisted of a diverse range of industry experts: Mr. Kieran Mallon, General Manager at Al Futtaim Retail, Chef Nicolas Smalberger, Corporate Chef at JA Resorts & Hotels and Mr. Akhilesh Bahl, Founder & CEO at Malt & Salt Hospitality, among other hospitality leaders.


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