Sustainable seafood restaurant Pierchic won Restaurant Team of the Year – Independent Outlet at the Caterer Middle East Awards 2019.
The outlet from JRG Dubai picked up the award at the JW Marriott Marquis, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Kohantei, Cargo, and STK JBR.
It made an impression on the Caterer judging panel through its massive and sustained efforts to not only go green itself, but also to raise awareness about sustainability issues.
Even through the appointment of a new back-of-house team, Pierchic has maintained its quality and excellence, continuing to prove popular with customers as it grows year-on-year.
JRG Dubai’s group executive chef Ben Tobitt collected the award from Rashid Bahar, business development manager at TSSC, with JRG's director of operations Dean Murphy, and could barely contain his delight, calling it “one of the pinnacles of my career.”
Tobitt also said: “We’ve put a few years of hard work into Pierchic and it’s hard work paying off. The fact we’ve stuck to our guns, we’ve stuck to what we believe – the sustainability part has played a huge role in it – but it’s mainly down to hard work. I couldn’t be prouder of Pierchic tonight. The fact we’ve won this through Caterer is massive for me.”
Murphy added his praise for the team led by executive chef Tomas Closa and GM Luca Gagliardi who couldn’t make it to the event.
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