Caterer Middle East Awards 2019 - the full shortlists

See all the finalists for this year's Caterer Middle East Awards in one place
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We had an incredible response to this year's Caterer Middle East Awards, as always, with hundreds and hundreds of F&B stalwarts entering.

Reading through all the entries was inspiring and invigorating, and we wish we could put you all through to the final shortlists.

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Unfortunately we cant, but congratulations to those who made it. You'll find out the winners at our gala awards event on June 18 at the JW Marriott Marquis and you can book your table by emailing teri.dunstan@itp.com

The final shortlists:

Bar Manager of the Year shortlist

Nandar Ko Ko Win, assistant bar manager, Zero Gravity

Mariano Ricciari, assistant bar manager, MINA Brasserie

Keegan Payne, bar manager, Barbary

Jorge Fernandes, outlet manager, Porters English Pub

Ioan Bucurenciu, bar manager, Maison Mathis 'Arabian Ranches' & Le Petit Belge 'Motor City'

Egor Petrov, bar manager, NEOS Night Lounge

Anand Nanjan, bar manager, Madinat Jumeirah

Amit Khindri, beverage manager, Maiden Shanghai

Bar Team of the Year shortlist

Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Zero Gravity, Dubai

Treehouse, Taj Dubai

The Rooftop at folly by Nick & Scott, Madinat Jumeirah

Lock, Stock & Barrel, Rixos Premium JBR, Dubai

Hidden Bar, Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Garden on 8, Media One, Dubai

Cafe Artois and Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Bartender of the Year shortlist

Jervis Rosales Umana, bartender, Cargo, Dubai

Suman Dangol, head mixologist, Treehouse, Taj Dubai

Robel Grill, bartender, Bistro Des Arts, Dubai

Oleksandr Uvarov, lead bartender, Luna Sky Bar

Nalin Lahiru Madusanka, head bartender, Plantation Brasserie, Bar & Terrace, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach

Kadek Ari Sutrisna, mixologist, Gold on 27, Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Jayan Vidanage, senior bartender, Trader Vic's Souk Madinat, Dubai

Gurunath Naik, head mixologist, Bahri Bar, Mina A' Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Casual Dining Team of the Year shortlist

Wavebreaker Beach Bar & Grill, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah

The Eloquent Elephant, Taj Dubai

Spectrum, Fairmont Ajman

Reform Social & Grill, Dubai

Lido, Queen Elizabeth 2, Dubai

Flow, Dubai

BASTA!, Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai

56th Avenue Diner, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya

Events Catering Team of the Year shortlist

Capital Hospitality, Abu Dhabi

Signature Catering Team by Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek

miX Dubai by Alain Ducasse, Kempinski Emerald Palace

Events Department of Grand Hyatt Dubai

Event Catering Team Steigenberger Hotel

Conference and Events Team of Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai

Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre, Sharjah

Events Hub, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Chief Steward of the Year shortlist

Smijith Mohan, stewarding supervisor, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Ramesh Bittla, chief steward, Jumeirah Mina A' Salam, Dubai

Pradeep Gopi, stewarding team leader, Zero Gravity, Dubai

Manvi Singh, hygiene and stewarding manager, Sofitel The Palm, Dubai

Derrick Menezes, director, resort stewarding, Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

Vimal Kumar Melethil, stewarding manager, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai

Head Chef of the Year - Hotel Managed Outlet shortlist

Murry Lane, chef de cuisine, Queens Grill, Queen Elizabeth II, Dubai

Walter Joseph, head chef, Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, Saadiyat Rotana Resorts & Villas, Abu Dhabi

Mathew Goodlet, executive chef, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

Mariangela Ruggiero, chef de cuisine, Certo Italian Restaurant, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City

Nordine Lahssini, executive sous chef, Sofitel The Palm, Dubai

Jin Chul Kim, speciality head chef, Armani/Hashi

Avinash Mohan, executive chef, Palace Downtown Dubai

Arif Mohammad, Little Miss India, Fairmont The Palm

Head Chef of the Year - Standalone Outlet shortlist

Maxime Le Van, head chef, DRIFT Beach Dubai

Diego Fernando Sanchez, head chef, LIMA Dubai

Christopher Kinsley, head chef, Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai

Bobby Geetha, executive head chef, Ashas Restaurants Wafi

Antony Jardella, head chef, The Duck Hook and Hillhouse Brasserie, Dubai

Alessandro Miceli, executive chef, Roberto's Club, Dubai

Louis Kenji Huang, group executive chef, Maki, Kuwait

Mauricio Amador, head chef, Streetery

Kitchen Hero of the Year shortlist

Tehrim Jamilkader Campwala, commis 1, Garde Manger, JW Marriot Marquis Dubai

Rere Reynaldi, commis 1, Zero Gravity, Dubai

Mashael Iprahim Almushawwah, commis, 56th Avenue Diner, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Saudi Arabia

Kusumsiri Balapitiyage, commis de cuisine, The Noodle House, Dubai

Jefferson Aguho, senior steward, Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre, Sharjah

Iren Pangantihon, commis 1, Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre, Sharjah

Dennies Rional Bondoc, Fairmont The Palm, Dubai

Maria Naya, commis 1, Nomad, Jumeirah Creek Side Hotel, Dubai

Pastry Chef of the Year shortlist

Thilina Kasun, pastry chef, Zero Gravity

Saw Khaing, pastry chef, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Samith James, resort head pastry chef, Sofitel The Palm, Dubai

Roise Anthony, junior sous chef, Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre, Sharjah

Pravin Ramakrishnan, executive pastry chef, Swissotel Al Ghurair & Swissotel Living Al Ghurair

Fabien Fayolle, executive pastry chef, Armani Hotel Dubai

Eranda Liyanage, pastry chef, Fairmont Ajman,

Cyril Dupuis, executive pastry chef, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Restaurant Manager of the Year shortlist

Waruna Rathnayake, restaurant manager, Kaleidoscope, Atlantis, The Palm

Soham Changrani, restaurant manager, Streetery Food Hall, Dubai JLT

Roma Gadi, restaurant manager, Tesoro, Taj Dubai

Mohamed Sayed, restaurant manager, Shabestan and Aseelah, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek

Matt Connell, restaurant manager, Common Grounds, Dubai

Jospeh Phrem, operations manager, Kishmish Restaurant, Dubai

Ivory Carino, The Blacksmith American Smokehouse, Wyndham Dubai Marina, Dubai

Giuseppe Di Martino, restaurant general manager, Trattoria Toscana

Ben Suarez Hipolito, restaurant manager, Fish Market, Radisson Blue Hotel Dubai Deira Creek

Abhijit Gurav, restaurant manager, Little Miss India, Fairmont The Palm. Dubai

Restaurant Team of the Year - Hotel Managed Outlets shortlist

Yalumba, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Dubai

Shabestan, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek

Nobu, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Nahaam Restaurant at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

Mekong, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, Oman

Little Miss India, Fairmont The Palm, Dubai

Farmhouse Team at Al Wadi Desert, The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah

Bombay Brasserie, Taj Dubai

Restaurant Team of the Year - Independent Outlet shortlist

Streetery Food Hall, JLT Dubai

Trader Vic's Souk Madinat, Dubai

STK JBR, Dubai

Pierchic, Dubai

Maki Marina Waves, Kuwait City

Kohantei, Dubai Opera

Cargo, Pier 7, Dubai

Bosporus, Dubai Mall

Restaurateur of the Year shortlist

Tom Arnel, founder and managing director, Bull&Roo Group

Paul Evans and Freek Teusink, group managing directors, Solutions Leisure

Panchali Mahendra, managing director Atelier House Hospitality

Omar Saideh, founder, Orange Hospitality

Nicky Ramchandani, founder and managing director, Streetery Food Hall

M. Oliver Zeitoun, founder and managing partner, Maki Group

Bhupender Nath, founder and MD, Passion F&B

Akshay Dosaj, managing director, Purple Honey Group


Sommelier of the Year 2019 shortlist

Alex Kovalov, head sommelier, folly by Nick & Scott, Dubai

Luca Gagliardi, GM and head sommelier, Pierchic, Dubai

Jegan Babu, senior head waiter, BiCE Restaurant, Hilton Dubai

Bradley Pace, lead sommelier, Four Seasons Dubai International Financial Centre

Ben Cracknell, head sommelier, La Cantine Du Faubourg, Dubai

Waiter of the Year shortlist

Sagar Sawant, senior supervisor, Ossiano, Atlantis, The Palm

Ryan Sincioco, waiter, Karma Kafe, Dubai

Momen Al Zghoul, waiter, W Amman Hotel

Metha Harish, chef de rang, Publique, Dubai

Mafas Meerasaibu, waiter, Bistro Des Arts, Dubai

Lorna Adam, waitress, Fish Market Restaurant, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek

Kabir Ahamed, team leader, Kitchen Connection, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai

Antony Joseph Gomez, waiter, Cargo, Dubai

Caterer Awards 2019: Barista of the Year shortlist

Jamie Elfman, head barista, The Sum of Us, Dubai

Mamerto Soriano, head barista, The Lighthouse, Dubai

Luba, barista, Grounded, Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai

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