2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi honours its hospitality stars

At a glittering ‘Oscar-style’ gala dinner in the majestic surroundings of the Al Mudhaif Ballroom at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, this year’s 12 Gourmet Abu Dhabi Stars Awards were presented, with Cladys Magagna of the five-star Fairmont Bab Al Bahr named ‘Executive Chef of the Year’.

The ‘Culinary Oscars’ were decided by online public voting and final assessment by an expert judging panel with almost 5,000 votes received.
Award winners were:

The BBC Goodfood Middle East Best Sustainability Practice: Yas Island Rotana   

Abu Dhabi Media Award for the Best Use of Local Produce: Chef Sunil Dutt, Ushna, Souk Qary’at Al Beri

The Motivate Regional Cuisine Restaurant Manager of the Year: GV Maneeshdev, Rangoli, Yas Island Rotana

The A. Ronai Restaurant Manager of the Year: Alena Chaika, 18 Degrees, Hyatt Capital Gate

The Acqua Panna & San Pellegrino Restaurant Chef of the Year: Cyril Calmet, Bord Eau, Shangri-la Qary’at Al Beri

The Valrhona Pastry Chef of the Year: Jocelyne Fallait, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

The Sub-Zero & Wolf Food & Beverage Manager of the Year: Romain Mejecaze, The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal

Restaurant Host of the Year: Soukainia Sagouti, Mezlai, Emirates Palace

Regional Cuisine Chef of the Year: Wafaei A. Zaham, Atayeb, Yas Viceroy

Regional Cuisine Restaurant of the Year: Mezlai, Emirates Palace

Restaurant of the Year: Brasserie Angelique, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Executive Chef of the Year: Cladys Magagna, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Save the date for Gourmet Abu Dhabi 2015: February 3 – 18!

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