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Second Edition of the DLF Food Excellence Awards 2020 hosted at DLF Avenue

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About the Awards:

DLF Shopping Malls has announced the return of the Second Edition of DLF Food Excellence Awards 2020, as the flagship property envisions to recognize the “best-in-class” F&B brands and individuals. The award recognizes the ingenuity and sheer imagination of brands that have shaped the F&B industry and celebrates taste, quality, innovation and excellence in the sector with these awards.

The awards will take place on February 15th, 2020 at DLF Avenue, Saket. DLF Food Excellence Awards curated by World On A Plate, headlined by the legendary Chef Marco Pierre White, also known as “Godfather of Modern Cooking”. The awards night will be hosted by Maria Goretti, she has hosted several TV shows including Do It Sweet on the NDTV Good Times channel and I Love Cooking on Living Foodz.

Jury Members:  

Name: Pushpa Bector

Designation: Executive Director, DLF Shopping Malls

Quote: “Food is clearly the new fashion and we at DLF Shopping Malls recognized this early on and we curated a great mix of brands to integrate it as part of our developments. We are happy to share that DLF’s portfolio houses more than 200+ unique F&B brands, 60+ innovative food kiosks and 27+ bars & microbreweries. The DLF food excellence awards serves as the apt platform for recognising our best brand partners and saying a big Thank you!

Name: Marco Pierre White

Designation: Legendary Chef

Quote: “I’m excited to come to Delhi the food capital of India for the first time ever, for all those great chefs who have delivered standards& worked hard to award them at DLF Avenue Saket. I am also here to discover its exquisite cuisine and meet the lovely people of the city. I am excited to witness the city’s best restaurants, patisseries and bars, masterclasses, live music, tete-a-tete this February the season of love. So, let’s spend it together over some delicious food.”

Name: Anoothi Vishal

Designation: Author of Business On A Platter, Writer and Critic

Quote: "For India's food culture to evolve, it is important to champion high quality restaurants. I am happy to be part of the jury for the Second Edition of the DLF Food Excellence Awards, which is a step forward in the right direction"

Name: Sourish Bhattacharyya

Designation: Food Writer, Mail Today & Co-founder, Tasting India Symposium

Quote: “I’m glad to be associated with DLF Shopping Malls for the Second Edition of their Food Excellence Awards. The Awards have been successful in breaking through the clutter of food awards and establishing a niche of its own within a short span of time. The fairness and credibility along with a focus on curation has ensured has ensured that the industry as a whole looks forward to this. With World On A Plate being the partner, and with the presence of the legendary Marco Pierre White, I expect the Awards to be all the more exciting.”

Name: Kiran Soans

Designation: CEO, Goldrush

Quote: “The DLF Food Excellence Awards is a unique proposition introduced by DLF Shopping Malls to appreciate and recognise the leading F&B brands across its properties.

I'm really excited to see who wins because every restaurant is an innovative concept with one of its kind cuisine.”

The Award categories are as follows:



Best Indian Food Restaurant

Best Debut

Best Microbrewery

Restaurateur of the Year

Best Pan Asian Restaurant

Chef of the Year

Best Healthy Cuisine Restaurant

Bartender of the Year 

Best Bakery & Confectionary


Best Vegetarian Restaurant


All Day Café


Best Nightlife Venue of the Year


Best European


Best QSR / Pop ups