The 9th edition of Big F Awards, organized by Indian Food Freak concludes amid much fanfare. Held on the 31st of August, Wednesday at The Westin, Gurgaon, the awards ceremony was nothing short of spectacular with the who’s who of the food and entertainment industry gracing the evening with their presence. The food gala was a celebration of Gurgaon’s culinary culture where untapped local food marketers, home chefs, and home bakers got their share of recognition in addition to commercial establishments. In fact, the event’s sole objective was to provide a platform for small-scale but passionate foodpreneurs to showcase their talent and participate in the F&B space.
The Big F Awards started in the year 2014 and have steadily become the most sought-after and prestigious awards for culinary enthusiasts of Gurgaon. These Gurgaon-specific awards have helped showcase the city’s love for food and get recognised as a culinary capital. The Big F Awards 2022 honoured a variety of food categories ranging from local takeaway joints to fine dining restaurants and bars, in addition to a community of home bakers among others. The list of winners included Vir Sanghvi who was facilitated with Star of India, Lifetime Achievement award was awarded to Chef Manjit Singh Gill while Comorin won the Restaurant of the year award. Arvind Saraswat Young Chef award by Chef Ranveer Brar was bagged by Chef Aditya Murali Shankar from Varq at Taj Mahal Hotel. Chef Aditya won INR 50, 000 apart from the trophy from the personal fund of Chef Ranveer Brar.
These awards are judged by some of the best Chefs and Food critics in the country including Chef Nita Mehta, Diwan Gautam Anand, Chef Manisha Bhasin, Mayur Sharma, Chef Sabyasachi Gorai, Pawan Soni, Chef Rakesh Sethi, and Rocky Singh. The awards provided chefs, bakers, and restaurateurs with a pool of opportunities to establish their identity and get recognised by the industry. Speaking on the same Pawan Soni, Founder of Indian Food Freak and The Big F Awards said, “We’re very happy with the way things have unfolded this year marking the 9th edition of Big F Awards. I humbly acknowledge and thank all our sponsors, jury members, attendees, and participants for making this event a huge success.”