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18 Oct 2023

Be Inclusive Hospitality Spotlight Award winners revealed

The BIH Spotlight Awards were established to celebrate exceptional businesses and individuals from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds in the hospitality industry.

The awards were presented at a sold-out ceremony held at M Threadneedle Street in London by chef and restaurateur Shelina Permalloo. Each of the 15 category winners have achieved remarkable accomplishments in their careers and organisations.

The winners for each of the 15 categories are as follows:

Brand of the Year – sponsored by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners

Crazy Gin Ltd

Bar or Pub of the Year – sponsored by Campari UK/WSET School London

The Village People - London

Head Office Impact – sponsored by DesignMyNight

Olajide Alabi, equality, inclusion and wellbeing partner at Turtle Bay Hospitality

Rising Star – sponsored by Umbrella Training

Rahel Stephanie, chef and food writer

Peoples' Choice Person of the Year – sponsored by Deliveroo

Sting Khumalo, director of human resources at the Biltmore Mayfair

Peoples' Choice Restaurant of the Year – sponsored by OpenTable


Chef of the Year

Ahmed Abdalla, head chef, Legacy at the Grand, York

Pastry Chef of the Year - sponsored by

Ryan Panchoo, owner of Borough 22 Doughnuts, London

Drinks Professional of the Year – sponsored by Moet Hennessy UK

Jeri Kimber-Ndiaye, head sommelier at the NoMad Hotel, London

Caribbean Food

Liam Barker, chef and educator, London

African Food – sponsored by Pedros

The Flygerians, London

South Asian Food

Manju Patel, head chef at Manju's, Brighton

East & Southeast Asian Food – sponsored by ESEA Eats

Amy Poon, founder of Poon's London & Poon's Wontoneria

Middle Eastern Food – sponsored by Persian Hospitality Network

Modern Persian Kitchen, Durham

Writer of the Year – sponsored by Decanter

Jimi Famurewa


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