About the event

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

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

We’re pleased to announce that nominations are open for our 2021 awards - Click here to submit your nomination!

Diary Dates


November 2021

Nominations close


November 2021

Voting Starts for Shortlisted Nominees


January 2022

Voting Opens for Top 3 Nominees


January 2022

Voting Closes

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 2021, 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 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.

our partners

  • Hosted By
    The Pro Chef ME
  • Organised By
    CPI Media Group
  • Mystery Box Sponsor
  • Pro Chef of the Year Competition Host
    Emirates Academy
    • Official Media Partner
      BBC Good Food ME
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