Online nominations are now open for Hozpitality’s 5th Middle East Chef Excellence Awards, to be held on 20th June 2022 at the luxurious Address Sky View Dubai.


The most anticipated Popular Choice award for talented chefs is back in Dubai for its fifth season, supported by Danube Hospitality.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — After 12 consecutive and successful awards shows in middle East and Africa, Hozpitality Group is pleased to announce the 5ththAward for Top Chefs in the Middle East” to hold on 20th June 2022 in the luxurious Address Sky View Dubai. These awards are in connection with the Emirates Culinary Guild Dubai and ICCA in Dubai.

“As always, we will have too Young Chef Cook Off Finale at the event and semi-finals will be held at our partner ICCA Dubai on the 9thth June 2022“. Our confirmed partners so far are Danube Hospitality, ICCA Dubai, Restofair RAK, Fusia Events, Absolute Frame, Weeyak, Wassup Dubai & ZEE TV Group”, said Raj Bhatt, Founder and CEO of Hozpitality Group.

“In the Popular Choice Awards, winners go by pure judgment popular choice and will be celebrated in a ceremony on the 20thth June 2022. We also have a number of Judges Choice Awards in addition to the Popular Choice Awards. The evening will also have a cooking festival between some young chefs and the winners will be awarded the Young Chef of the Year trophy,” he said Vandana Raj Bhatt, MD, Hozpitality Group.

The Hozpitality Group – MEA Middle East Chef Excellence Awards recognizes the industry’s talented chefs from various categories and departments middle East and Africa.

“We will also have a live cook-off and recognize some young chefs at the awards night,” added Chef Uwe Michel, President Emirates Culinary Guild. “For the 1St Round recipes, all chefs are invited to email a recipe along with pictures to [email protected] The 2nd Round, semi-finals will be held between 16 chefs at the ICCA. The finalists then compete at Award Night for the prestigious “Young Chef of the Year Trophy,’” adds chef Uwe.

the Hospitality Excellence Awards are for chefs who work in:

  • Hotels/Resorts/Apartments

  • airlines (Domestic foreign)

  • Restaurants/Catering companies (freestanding or in hotels)

  • facility management company

assessment criteria

“The judging is done by a combination of end-users and professionals, our network members and the jury. As an official participant, after the registration deadline, you will receive the link to your specific company’s voting website, which you can distribute to your selected end-users, colleagues and professionals to vote accordingly. Final consolidation is underway, which will include online and panel votes,” said Raj Bhatt.

The list of nomination categories are:


Chef of the Year – Institutional Catering (Airlines, Catering, etc.)
Chef of the Year – Hotel
Chef of the Year – Freestanding Restaurant
Executive Sous Chef of the Year
Pastry Chef of the Year
Chef of the Year
Sous Chef of the Year
Chef de Party of the Year
Demi Chef of the Year
Commi Chef of the Year
Chef of the Year
Kitchen Helper of the Year
Hidden Gem of the Year
Entrepreneur Chef of the Year
Rising Chef of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Food blogger of the year

(For nominations in this category write to [email protected])
Cook Supporter of the Year – Individual
Culinary Partner of the Year – Company
Food Supplier of the Year
Non-Food Supplier of the Year

Young Chef of the Year (from Cook Offs)
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For more information on the awards, please write to [email protected]

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About Hozpitality Group:-

Hozpitality is an online platform for professionals from hotels, restaurants, airlines, travel agencies, clubs, cruise lines, cinemas, spas, schools, suppliers and retail. Hozpitality offers branding options, a community network for employers and job seekers, a directory of hospitality providers, latest hospitality news, hotel news, moves and appointments and hospitality announcements, hospitality industry recruitment, professional resume design, hospitality courses, etc. We offer an effective platform where all hospitality professionals can come together, network and benefit. offers a selection of the best hotel management institutes, schools and universities and hotel management courses. Hospitality students can search and apply for hospitality management courses and join the school’s alumni and network with their peers. Hozpitality also provides a marketplace for hospitality vendors to list and sell hospitality products, services, offers and deals to millions of global hospitality professionals.

Hozpitality applies over 1 million professionals from above 186 countries through its 2 group websites and with registered members and social media from over 186 countries.

The dedicated media and news site for the hospitality industry, publishes and shares the latest hospitality news, announcements, hotel openings, promotions, events, hospitality movements and dates, reviews, blogs, etc.

Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards are presented to recognize top companies in the industry who have demonstrated skill, creativity, ingenuity and success in the middle East & North Africa growing hospitality industry.

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Raj Bhatt
PO Box 119395, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone:- +971 4 334 31 77, Fax:- +971 4 334 31 78
E-mail:- [email protected]


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