About the event

The Pro Chef Middle East Awards celebrate the best culinary achievements across the region.

For eight consecutive years, the awards have recognised the biggest accomplishments and triumphs across the Middle East's food and beverage sector.

Our 2019 awards saw a record number of industry votes cast, over 30,000!

New for 2020

The prestigious ‘Pro Chef of the Year’ category is a stand-out award that will be presented to one highly talented chef. Chefs in this category will compete in The Pro Chef’s ‘Chef of the Year Culinary Competition’ held in November 2020, with the winner determined by a panel of expert judges. Awarding outstanding skill in the kitchen, this award places spotlight on the talent behind the Middle East’s ever-expanding F&B scene, giving those responsible for the region’s gastronomic excellence well-deserved recognition. Registration for this category will open on Sunday 9th February, 2020 to UAE-based chefs in leadership positions, including Executive Chef, Head Chef and Chef de Cuisine.

Nominations for this competition is now closed, for more information please click here.

Diary Dates


October 2019

Nominations Open


February 2020

Nominations close


March 2020

Industry voting opens


December 2020

Voting closes

our partners

  • Hosted By
    The Pro Chef ME
  • Organised By
    CPI Media Group
  • Exclusive Main Course Sponsor
    Westholme Beef
  • Trophy Sponsor
  • Exclusive Mystery Box Sponsor
    Bord Bia
  • Pro Chef of the Year Competition Host
    Emirates Academy
  • Venue Partner
    Jumeirah Emirates Towers
  • Official Media Partner
    BBC Good Food ME