The 19th edition of the World Gourmet Awards 2019, hosted an evening of celebration in honour of industrious F&B and hospitality professionals, as well as establishments, in Singapore and around the region – all whom have contributed and rendered exemplary service, innovations, and advancement of the F&B and hospitality landscape in Asia – at One Farrer Hotel.

The World Gourmet Summit 2019 is Asia’s premier haute cuisine festival that celebrates fine cuisines, excellent wines, and wonderful dining experiences. The festival runs from 1 April 2019 until 12 May 2019 across various restaurants and venues in Singapore.

WGS 2019 highlights the movement towards food-waste management, and a plastic-free environment through the discursive theme of Sustainability in the Gastronomy World. The culinary festival features an extensive line up of multidisciplinary and renowned culinary influencers from around the world, each presenting the best of the world’s cuisines.

Below is the list of awards and awardees in celebration of this year’s World Gourmet Summit.

Chef Awards

  • Electrolux Asian Cuisine Chef of the Year – Edward Chong, Peach Blossoms, Marina Mandarin Singapore
  • Allspice Institute Baker of the Year – Dan Ng Eng Heng, Grand Hyatt Singapore
  • Cuisine & Wine Asia Chef of the Year (Female) – Bettina Arguelles, InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay
  • MKN Chef of the Year (Male) – Kirk Westaway, JAAN, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore
  • Halton Executive Chef of the Year – Chan Tuck Wai, Marina Mandarin Singapore
  • S. Dairy Export Council Innovative Chef of the Year – Miller Mai, Ding Dong
  • Fabristeel Junior Chef of the Year (Female) – Sherine Lim, InterContinental Singapore
  • Fabristeel Junior Chef of the Year (Male) – Koh Han Jie, El Fuego
  • Cacao Barry Pastry Chef of the Year – Ben Goh, InterContinental Singapore
  • Welbilt Rising Chef of the Year (Female) – Sujatha Asokan, Botanico at the Garage
  • Welbilt Rising Chef of the Year (Male) – Matteo Ponti, Forlino

Hospitality Awards

  • Winterhalter Caterer of the Year – Purple Sage Group
  • S. Dairy Export Council Gourmet Distributor of the Year – Angliss Singapore
  • S. Dairy Export Council Gourmet Retailer of the Year – The Providore
  • Marrone Hospitality Institution of the Year – Temasek Polytechnic
  • SFFA Wine Distributor of the Year – Asia Wine Network

Wine & Bar Awards

  • Culina New World Wine List of the Year
    • Mezza9 (Diamond)
    • Wooloomooloo Steakhouse (Platinum)
    • The White Rabbit (Gold)
  • Culina Old World Wine List of the Year
    • Odette (Diamond)
    • Dolce Vita (Platinum)
    • Iggy’s (Gold)
  • Provins Rising Sommelier of the Year – Yeo Xi Yang, PARK90, Regent Singapore
  • Provins Sommelier of the Year – Daisuke Kawai, La Terre
  • Arctic Brands Group Bar Manager of the Year – Jerrold Khoo, Jigger & Pony
  • Arctic Brands Group Bar of the Year – Atlas

Service Professionals and Establishment Awards

  • Chope Asian Cuisine Restaurant of the Year – Peach Blossoms, Marina Mandarin Singapore
  • Luzerne Food & Beverage Manager of the Year – Abraham Tan, Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore
  • Ece Rental MICE & Banquet Manager of the Year – Christopher Lee, Carlton Hotel Singapore
  • Hobart New Restaurant of the Year – Le Bon Funk
  • Luzerne Restaurant Design of the Year – JAAN Swissôtel The Stamford Singapore
  • Meiko Restaurant Manager of the Year – Lyon Leong Wei Jie, Burnt Ends
  • Huber’s Butchery Restaurant of the Year – Odette
  • Teaspec Restaurateur of the Year – Beppe De Vito, iLido Group

Special Category

  • Luzerne Everyday Best Table Award – Sushi Ayamu
  • Luzerne Special Recognition Award – Chef Haikal Johari, Executive Chef of Alma

Highest Honours

  • MSC Hospitality Star Award – Chef Lucas Glanville, Director of Culinary Operations for Grand Hyatt Singapore and Southeast Asia
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Sam Leong
    • Nikheel Advani
  • World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence Hall of Fame – Culina

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