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Guwahati Food Awards 2018


Guwahati, March 24, 2018: Over 300 people gathered on Friday night, March 23, to pay tribute to 33 Guwahati Food Awards winners of 2018. At the Vivanta by Taj, participating restaurant owners, numerous chefs and dignitaries united to celebrate the exceptional food crafters. 

The awards are an initiative aimed at recognizing the best in the city’s food & beverage industry. The contest comprised of 73 participants that included various restaurants, cafes, lounge bars, bakeries, catering service providers and fast food eateries amongst others.

The 33 winners rose to the top amongst 157 entries on the basis of pre-determined criteria set by the jury panel which included Chef Faruk Ahmed - winner of GFA Chef of the Year 2016, Dr. Geeta Dutta, an ethnic food enthusiast and Aabhishek Bedi Varma, a former chef of Taj Group of Hotels, headed by renowned food critic and author of Times Food Guide, Suresh Hinduja.

Organiser of the Guwahati Food Awards, Sunit Jain, Publisher & Director of G Plus said, “The food and drink industry has such a pivotal role in our daily lives. It was an exciting celebration of the success of the best in the city’s food industry. I would like to congratulate every single one of the deserving winners who I feel represent the forefront of city’s craft food and wish them the very best for the future.”

Rang De Basanti Urban Dhaba won the most coveted ‘Restaurant of the Year’ award, while Ziya this year again picked up the award for the ‘Best Restaurant for European Cuisine (Continental)’. The award for ‘Best Restaurant for Assamese Cuisine’ went to Paradise.