6th G Plus Guwahati Food Awards to be held today at Vivanta
GUWAHATI: The 6th edition of Guwahati Food Awards is all set to take place on February 29 at Vivanta, Guwahati. Renowned food critic and international culinary judge, Suresh Hinduja, is the chairman of the jury.
This year, GFA witnessed over 150 registrations from eateries located across Guwahati to compete in a total of 28 different categories. Nominations were received from over 75 eateries comprising restaurants, cafes, lounge bars, bakeries and fast food eateries amongst others. The voting for the awards closed with over 1 lakh votes registered on the G Plus website and mobile app.
The winners of the Guwahati Food Awards have been arrived at by a multiple phase process that involves nomination filing, voting, food tasting and jury visits. The voting period continued for two weeks wherein a distinguished jury visited the participants for inspection and reviews. A cumulative score has been calculated through a credible process and the awards in the respective categories shall be announced at the grand awards night which will be a gala affair.
The jury for GFA 2020 comprised Kashmiri Barkakati Nath (chef, recipe developer and the founder of North East Food Forum), Aabhishek Bedi Verma (former chef of Taj Group of Hotels), Rachit Saboo (food entrepreneur) and Nathaniel Giri (food blogger).
The much-awaited awards night will be hosted by Reeky Sharma, a renowned content creator, voice over artist, stage and TV anchor. The highlight of the event would be an unplugged performance by singer and composer Joi Barua.
The Guwahati Food Awards is an initiative of the city’s English weekly G Plus in association with Blender’s Pride Reserve Collection. The initiative is supported by Assam Tourism, Asomiya Pratidin, Pratidin Time with Hospitality Partner - Vivanta Guwahati and Outdoor Partner - Outreach Advertising.
Organiser of the Guwahati Food Awards and Publisher & Director of G Plus Sunit Jain said, “Voted by over a lakh of citizens and being judged by the most efficient jury, I am looking forward to the success of yet another edition of Guwahati Food Awards this year. This initiative is a fantastic celebration of the success of the best in the city’s food industry and receives overwhelming response from the industry every year.”
Since the eating culture in Guwahati has undergone a paradigm shift over the years, G Plus initiated the first ever Guwahati Food Awards in 2015 to recognize superior services and achievements in the city’s F&B segment.
Overwhelmed with the response and goodwill generated from the local food and beverage industry and the masses alike in the past years, G Plus intends to carry forward the practice.
This one-of-a-kind award provides a unique platform to both established players and emerging ones to make their presence felt within the industry and nominate themselves within the different categories in the sector.