Godrej Vikhroli Cucina presents ‘FOODFOOD’ Awards, 2022

A Grand jury of celebrity chefs such as Ranveer Brar, Kunal Kapoor, Ajay Chopra, Amrita Raichand, Vicky Ratnani, Rakhee Vaswani, among others adjudicated 42 categories

MUMBAI, India, Dec. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Godrej Vikhroli Cucina, a community by Godrej Industries dedicated to food and culinary space presented the 4th edition of the ‘FOODFOOD’ Awards 2022. The awards recognised key contributions from the food and culinary industry and honoured restaurants, food destinations, excellence by chefs and restaurateurs across India.

Considered among the most credible food awards in India, the 4th edition of FOODFOOD Awards 2022 included an executive committee and an impressive grand jury consisting of celebrity chefs Ranveer Brar, Kunal Kapoor, Ajay Chopra, Amrita Raichand, Vicky Ratnani, Rakhee Vaswani, among many others.

Held on the 20th of December 2022, at the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, this year, the awards were presented in more than 42 categories (30 awards for top restaurants and 12 people’s choice awards).

Among the key categories, winners of the Jury Choice Awards and the Editorial Choice Awards were decided by a special jury consisting of celebrated hoteliers, restaurateurs and renowned chefs.

On receiving the Godrej Veg Oils ‘Restauranteur of the Year’ Award, Mr. Zorawar Kalra, Massive Restaurants, said, “First of all, the food industry has been through a lot and it’s important to have platforms such as these. It’s incredible to have had the entire stalwarts from the food and beverage industry, under one open sky, on a single day. The industry has been through the toughest of times during the pandemic and it’s an important industry as we contribute to 3 per cent to the nations GDP and second largest in terms of human capital in India, after agriculture. The way we bounced back shows the entire tenacity that we all as humans exhibit. The celebrations that these awards are, truly a celebration of our spirits, more than anything else. I’ve received the award but to be honest this award is for my team, the incredible people who run the show and I’m just someone who comes over to receive the accolades. Thank you”

Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi, who won the Godrej Yummiez ‘Celebrity Chef of the Year’ title, said, It is absolutely an honor to receive the award and it’s a day to celebrate. There is nothing as a celebrity chef in life but it’s about celebrating my journey or any other chef’s journey who has worked hard to reach this level and probably someone who is inspiring many people to take up a career as a chef. It’s very important for all of them to get inspired at this hour, as many of them are shunning the option of hotel management as a career. It’s a great day for all of us.

Godrej Yummiez ‘F & B Person of the Year’ was awarded to Mr Deepak Jeena, The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel and Residencies and Godrej Veg Oils ‘Best New Hotel of the Year’ had two winners, ITC Narmada & Raffles, Udaipur.

Godrej Vikhroli Cucina and the ‘FOODFOOD’ Awards 2022 share a common vision and objective of celebrating excellence in the entire food ecosystem. Speaking about the Association, Sujit Patil, Vice President and Head – Corporate Brand and Communication, Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies said, “Vikhroli Cucina is a first-of-its-kind brand agnostic platform by Godrej where brands operating in the food space, chefs, food bloggers, influencers and all food lovers engage and exchange ideas. Content around food is one of the most consumed content on social media and we have seen some innovative and informative work that deserves recognition. It is our pleasure to support FOODFOOD Awards in honouring some of the best work done in the food space.”

Meanwhile, Mr Shafquat Ali, Curator, FOODFOOD Top 30 Restaurant Awards 2022, stated, The 4th edition of the FOODFOOD Awards 2022 presented by Godrej Vikhroli Cucina looks to honour various key stakeholders from the food industry. Our highly respected executive committee, directors and grand jury members ensure that through an honest, careful and transparent voting process, the winners are chosen. The food industry being very dynamic, sets remarkable trends every year and especially in a post-pandemic world, some of the emerging trends need to be highlighted and cherished through such highly considered awards. With Godrej Vikhroli Cucina as our presenting sponsor we look forward to a night of celebration and future associations as well.”

For more information on food trends: www.vikhrolicucina.com

About Godrej Industries Limited

Godrej Industries Ltd. is part of the Godrej group, one of the leading business groups in India and is in the businesses of Oleochemicals, surfactants, finance & investments and estate management. It has substantial interests in several industries including property development, oil palm plantation, animal feeds and Agri-products, poultry, personal care and household care, etc., through its subsidiaries, associate companies and joint ventures.

About FOODFOOD Awards

FOODFOOD Awards is a platform that recognises and honours the best in the food and hospitality industry. These awards were initiated in 2017 at The St. Regis Mumbai followed by five awards in 2018, four regional awards held at the JW Mariotts in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru with a Grand finale at Renaissance Mumbai, and three awards in 2019 – north & east edition at ITC Maurya, new Delhi and South and West edition at The Leela Palace Bengaluru and the Grand Finale at Taj Lands End, Mumbai.

The fourth and biggest celebration of them all: FOODFOOD Top 30 Restaurant Awards 2022 with Media Partner Hospitality Horizon was held at a glittering ceremony at the beautiful JW Marriott, Mumbai Sahar lawns on 20th December, 2022.

For more info, visit https://www.godrejindustries.com

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