• Subregional level categories – nominees compete with fellow Culinary brands within their country, province, state or emirate. The winner with the most votes overall goes on to take the regional title for that respective category. In a similar manner, the winner with the most votes overall goes on to take the World title for that respective category.
  • Regional level categories – nominees compete with fellow Culinary brands at a regional level. The regions are Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Indian Ocean, Latin America, Oceania, Middle East and North America. The regional winner with the most votes overall goes on to take the World title for that respective category.
  • World level categories are open for entry at a World Level only.

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  • Best Restaurant Subregional Level

    A restaurant that produces culinary dishes of a high standard.
  • Best Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant Regional Level

    A restaurant operating within the premises of a hotel, where food is served in a formal manner and at a high standard.
  • Best Hotel Restaurant Subregional Level

    A restaurant operating within the premises of a hotel.
  • Best Landmark Restaurant Regional Level

    A restaurant that is a landmark or operates within a landmark.
  • Best New Restaurant Regional Level

    A restaurant that opened within the last 18 months.
  • Best Restaurant Brand World Level

    A restaurant brand that offers a high culinary standard across its outlets.
  • Best Rooftop Restaurant Regional Level

    A restaurant operating from a building's rooftop.
  • Best Culinary Airline World Level

    An airline renowned for its onboard culinary offerings.
  • Best Culinary Destination Regional Level

    A destination renowned for numerous culinary experiences within one area.
  • Best Culinary Experience Subregional Level

    A restaurant or food outlet that combines producing culinary dishes of a high standard with an interesting experience.
  • Best Culinary Festival Regional Level

    A culinary festival that offers a variety of food and culinary experiences.
  • Best Culinary Tour Operator World Level

    A tour operator that specialises in putting together culinary programmes, tours or experiences and are well known for delivering high quality service within the culinary industry.
  • Best Culinary Training Institution Regional Level

    A culinary institution that is accredited and recognised for the standard of culinary training that it provides.

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