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 September 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.

To submit a nomination for this category, please click here.

Diary Dates

29th

October 2019

Nominations Open

01st

February 2020

Nominations close

01st

March 2020

Industry voting opens

02nd

August 2020

Top 5 announced

06th

September 2020

Voting closes

26th

October 2020

Awards Ceremony

our partners

  • Hosted By
    The Pro Chef ME
  • Organised By
    CPI Media Group
  • Exclusive Main Course Sponsor
    Westholme Beef
  • Category Sponsor
    TSSC
  • Event Partner
    1765 Gemini
  • Pro Chef of the Year Competition Host
    Emirates Academy
  • Venue Partner
    Jumeirah Emirates Towers
  • Official Media Partner
    BBC Good Food ME

PRO CHEF OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

We're pleased to announce that nominations for The Pro Chef of the Year Competition are open - click the submit now button to submit your nomination!