Region's F&B innovations to be celebrated at GulfHost Innovation Awards

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

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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 September 18, 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).

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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:

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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