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NDTV Food Awards 2024: Shining the spotlight on India’s culinary stars


New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The NDTV Food Awards 2024, a celebration of gastronomy and culinary excellence, has concluded with much fanfare, showcasing the finest talents and innovations in the country’s dynamic food industry.
Hosted by renowned food personality Kunal Vijayakar, the event highlighted exceptional achievements across categories, recognising the outstanding contributions of chefs, restaurateurs and culinary establishments to India’s diverse and rich F&B scene.The evening commenced with two insightful panel discussions, exploring topics such as the vision of a circular food system and the celebration of India’s culinary traditions. Moderated by NDTV anchors Gargi Rawat and Ambika Anand, these discussions featured esteemed panelists who shared their expertise and insights on sustainable practices and cultural significance in food.The winners of the NDTV Food Awards 2024 were selected by a distinguished jury consisting of top chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and influencers from across the country. Led by Chairman Kunal Vijayakar, renowned food writer, author, actor, and TV presenter, the jury ensured a fair, transparent and credible selection process.Some of the notable winners of the NDTV Food Awards 2024 include:Best Fine Dining Restaurant: Indian Accent, New DelhiBest Cafe and Casual Dining Restaurant: Olly, GurugramBest Cocktail Bar and Lounge: Whisky Samba, GurugramBest Bakery and Patisserie: The Big Chill Cakery, Khan Market, New DelhiBest New Restaurant: Inja, The Manor, New DelhiBest Beer Brewery: Windmills Craftworks, BengaluruBest Earth-Friendly Restaurant: Farmlore, BengaluruChef of the Year: Hussain Shahzad, Executive Chef, Hunger IncRising Star Chef of the Year: Shubham Thakur, Chef de Cuisine, Megu, The Leela Palace, New DelhiBest Mixologist of the Year: Varun Sharma, Beverage Manager, Comorin RestaurantsBest Restaurateur of the Year: Zorawar Kalra, Massive RestaurantsExcellence in Beverage Industry: Yangdup Lama, Sidecar, New DelhiLiving Legend: Nakul Anand, former executive director, ITC Limited, overseeing the hospitality, travel and tourism businessNDTV Food Awards Hall of Fame: Imtiaz Qureshi, late celebrity chef and the first member of his profession to get a Padma ShriBest Nutrition and Wellness Award: Herbalife India Private LimitedThe NDTV Food Awards 2024 will be broadcast on NDTV 24×7, NDTV MPCG and NDTV Rajasthan on March 9.–IANSsrb/

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