Gurgaon's biggest and most popular food awards - "The Big F Awards" concluded its fourth season with flourish and fanfare. The night was packed with action, great entertainment and many luminaries from across the industry.
It was the most spectacular evening, as the popular The Big F Awards 2017, announced the winners for this year. The glittering evening witnessed many well known names not just from the F&B industry, but from the entertainment industry as well.
The panel of judges, gracing the occasion consisted of acclaimed chefs Manjit Gill, Kunal Kapoor, and Saby Gorai, while the critics included food historian, Osama Jalali, author and columnist Anoothi Vishal, well-known critic Rinku Madan and the food writer and founder of The Big F Awards, Indian Food Freak and Gurgaon Food Freak, Pawan Soni.
The top chefs of India, Padma Shri awardee SanjeevKapoor was the guest of honour and other special Chefs included Amrita Raichand, Manish Mehrotra, Manisha Bhasin, Rakesh Sethi, and Saransh Goila at the award function where over 95000 votes were casted by public through the web poll system. Other renowned people from the culinary industry who graced the event were Zorawar Kalra, Rocky Singh, Ashish Singh, and Siddharth Talwar amongst others.
The evening started off with a bang with live performance of Bollywood's famous playback singer Neha Bhasin (Jag Ghoomya Fame). She glorified the evening with her melodious voice and sang some of her famous songs. This was not all, RG Studio's BEYOND Bollywood team (Kingdom Of Dreams fame) performed with live drums and made the evening more memorable with a heart thumping performance.
There was also The Big F Awards special which honored the people who have put in hours of hard work to make spaces succeed, from the best-in-house PR professionals, to the Talented Young Bartender, to the Debutant of the Year, as well as the Restaurant of the Year 2017 and the Restaurateur of the Year 2017. The jury specially facilitated Chef Sanjeev Kapoor for his recently being awarded Padma Shree.
Pawan Soni, Founder Indian Food Freak and The Big F awards commented on the event, "Over the years, The Big F Awards has become the benchmark in quality when it comes to the food and beverage industry in Gurgaon. From home chefs, to stand alone units to five star hotels, everyone gets a chance to shine. The awards themselves are reflective of the spirit of Gurgaon, buzzing, alive and full of excitement and innovation. They are a night when the industry comes to celebrate it's finest and also to let their hair down and enjoy a great evening as well."
The Big F Awards were graciously hosted by venue partner, The Hyatt Regency Gurgaon on 20th September, 2017. The event sponsors on board were Cocio, Nova dairy Product, Beam Suntory, Long Horn, POSIST, Lake Forest, TRC Consulting, Good To Go, Monin, SpeedX, Himalyan, Radio One, Blue Beans, and Intelliquo Communications.