A celebration of India's Culinary Excellence

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife): FoodSuperstars – India’s TOP 30 Chefs, was unveiled by Culinary Culture. The pioneering platform acknowledges the prowess of India's foremost chefs, and ??????in a spectacular celebration of culinary excellence, unveiled the highly-anticipated second edition in association with Campo Viejo.

This event honoured the nation's Top 30 chefs in a glittering award ceremony attended by the who’s who of the F&B industry. This ground-breaking initiative stands as the first and only awards ranking for chefs of India, uniting the country's culinary luminaries on a singular and prestigious platform.

In the scenic setting of W, Goa, on September 21, 2023, FoodSuperstars 2023 not only recognised but also generously rewarded India's most outstanding chefs. This edition elevated 30 distinguished chefs who flew in from across the country to the esteemed status of true heroes within the Indian Food & Beverage industry. Each chef was presented with a commemorative trophy, a symbol of honour and proudly adorned special scarves meticulously crafted by the dynamic Indian designer, Anita Dongre, made only for the occasion.

In addition to the list of Top 30 Chefs, FoodSuperstars also bestowed Campo Viejo special awards upon chefs for their outstanding contributions throughout the year. These accolades encompassed categories such as Young Chef award and the Food Legend award.

Vir Sanghvi, Chef Manish Mehrotra, Chef Reji Mathew, Sharad Gautam (Pernod Ricard India)

Campo Viejo, the no.1 Spanish Rioja wine in the world, added to the two-day celebration with curated activities and guest experiences. Blending traditional and progressive winemaking methods, Campo Viejo wines express the vibrancy and colour of modern-day Spain. They are a reflection of heritage, history and curiosity that beautifully celebrate the culinary brilliance that defines India’s diverse gastronomic landscape.

Culinary Culture, founded by the definitive voice in the food industry – Vir Sanghvi and Sameer Sain, the CEO of the Everstone Group, has emerged as the foremost culinary authority in India, dedicated to reshaping the perception of the country's culinary culture on the global stage.

The Top 30 chefs, honoured with the prestigious title of FoodSuperstars are:

Regi Mathew

Himanshu Saini

Hussain Shahzad

Johnson Ebenezer

Niyati Rao

Jai Prakash Singh

Varun Totlani

Alex Sanchez

Nooresha Kably

Zhang Hongsheng

Pooja Dhingra

Rahul Gomes Pereira

Rohit Sangwan

Avinash Martins

Julia Carmen Desa

Suresh DC

Vanshika Bhatia

Manuel Olveira

Amninder Sandhu

Sandeep Pande

Vinesh Johny

Anahita Dhondy

Kavan Kuttappa

Manik Magotra

Shri Bala

Aketoli Zhimomi

Auroni Mookerjee

Shubham Thakur

Sachiko Seth

Lakhan Jethani

Legend Chef: Urbano DoRego

Sustainable Chef: Deepanker Khosla

Pastry Chef: Sahil Mehta

Young Chef: Mythrayie Iyer

Activist Chef: Ritu Dalmia

During the occasion, Raaj Sanghvi, CEO, Culinary Culture, shared his thoughts, "We created this platform to honor and celebrate India’s Chefs fraternity that continues to bring so much joy to our lives. FoodSuperstars will always be about the Chefs. While we release a list each year, the community we are building is equally important. Thank you to everyone who flew in specially to be here and thank you to our partners at Campo Viejo for supporting our vision and making this edition very successful! FoodSuperstars will return next year in a new Indian city.”

Chandni Dhundia, Category Head, Wines, Pernod Ricard India, said, “It was an absolute delight to honour and celebrate India’s Top 30 Chefs at the second edition of FoodSuperstars with Campo Viejo as Celebration Partner.”

FoodSuperstars followed a meticulous selection process, with nominations solicited from Culinary Culture's seasoned community of Food Hunters, comprising over 40 food connoisseurs from around the country. The final list of nominated chefs was then presented to Culinary Culture's Secret Jury, composed of India's preeminent culinary experts and passionate food enthusiasts.


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