We would like to announce this on a very super happy note that Shivangi Reviews was partner of Gurgaon’s biggest and one of the most popular food awards – “The Big F Awards” which concluded its fifth season with flourish and fanfare and i was glad to be a part of same.
The night was packed with action, great entertainment and many luminaries from across the industry. It was the most spectacular evening, as the popular The Big F Awards 2018, announced the winners for this year. The glittering evening witnessed many well-known names not just from the F&B industry, but from the entertainment industry as well. The panel of judges, gracing the occasion consisted of acclaimed Chef Sabyasachi Gorai and Chef Rakesh Sethi; while the critics included food historian, Osama Jalali, author and columnist Anoothi Vishal, well-known food critic Rinku Madan and the founder of The Big F Awards, Indian Food Freak and Gurgaon Food Freak, Pawan Soni.
The top chefs of India, Rashmi Uday Singh, Chef Ranveer Brar, Chef Vicky Ratnani, Chef Manisha Bhasin, Chef Vikrant Batra, A.D. Singh, Zorawar Kalra, etc were the guests of honour.
A new special award, Young Chef of the Year was introduced this year to honour young talent in the food industry. The award was sponsored by Chef Ranveer Brar, the winner was also rewarded with INR 50000 cash and will get training from a reputed culinary institute. Mr. A.D. Singh and Mr. Rahul Akerkar were honoured with Icon of Indian Restaurant Industry Award for putting in hours of hard work to make the spaces succeed and bringing the revolution in the food industry. Mr. Vikrant Batra was awarded with the Restaurateur of the Year Award (Popular Choice) for Café Delhi Heights and Nueva and Mr. Manish Sharma was awarded with Restaurateur of the Year Award (Jury) for Molecule and The Drunken Botanist.
The evening started off with a bang by Karan Arora(who was the emcee for the award ceremony), post which the award ceremony was held among a lot of good will and friendly banter. The evening also witnessed the live performance of Shibani Kashyap and Rapper AJ Singh. Their performance made the evening more memorable and fun.
Pawan Soni, Founder Indian Food Freak and The Big F awards commented on the event, “Over the years, The Big F Awards has become the benchmark in quality when it comes to the food and beverage industry in Gurgaon. From home chefs, to stand alone units to five star hotels, everyone gets a chance to shine. The awards themselves are reflective of the spirit of Gurgaon, buzzing, alive and full of excitement and innovation. This is a night when the industry comes to celebrate it’s finest and also to let their hair down and enjoy a great evening as well. The level of goodwill garnered by the awards was amply showcased by the enthusiastic and overwhelming response that the public choice awards received in terms of votes with over 1.25 lacs individual votes across the various categories which is 3 times more than the last year. ”