World Gourmet Awards and Hawker Awards Series Prize Presentations Held This Year
On the 6th of May and the 9th of May, the World Gourmet Summit held its inaugural Hawker Awards Series and the 26th Edition of the World Gourmet Awards Presentation Ceremony.
Both events were held to celebrate the best of what culinary excellence has to offer, especially in 2022. The World Gourmet Awards Hawker Awards Series honoured fifteen hawkers at the InterContinental Singapore, taking away three types of awards including the Most Outstanding Hawker Award, the Young Hawker Award, and the Hall of Fame awards, with hawkers such as Ah Tan Chicken Wings, Ah Five Hainanese Chicken Rice and nasi padang eatery Warong Nasi Pariaman.
The list was put together by a six-member judging panel, led by food blogger Dr Leslie Tay of ieatishootipost.
Then, on the 9 May, the World Gourmet Awards took the time to present awards recipients and celebrate the best of culinary excellence in Singapore, with recipients like Che Petrina Loh of Morsels restaurant in Dempsey and Chef Ryan Nile Choo of seafood restaurant Marcy's in Duxton.
The Lifetime Achievement Awards went to Mr Wee Teng Wen of hospitality company The Lo & Behold Group and Ms Wee Wei Ling of the Pan Pacific Hotels Group, while new awards introduced this year include Flexitarian Restaurant of the Year, given to French restaurant La Dame de Pic at Raffles Singapore; and Flexitarian Chef of the Year, won by Sentosa Golf Club's chef Kong Kok Kiang.