The judging process takes place in two phases:
For each of our panels, the invitees are carefully selected to ensure the awards and judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, and to stand aside from deliberations concerning those entries. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.
The judging process was designed to be as impartial and comprehensive as possible, involving various industry professionals.
Andrew Christon – Capital Club Nairobi
Ceaser Mutuku – Mlango Farm
Eddie Johns – Single Malt Association Kenya
Hanif Popat –
Jackson Biko – Biko Zulu
Kobi Kihara – Nation TV
Lauren Hernderson – Garnish Consultancy
Michelle Slater – Yummy Magazine
Mikul Shah – EatOut
Nelson Aseka – Pernord Ricard
Nyawira Kabui – 63 Wines
Paul Nagelkerken – Nestle
Phillipe Cauviere – Karen Hub
Ritesh Doshi – Naked Pizza
Rose Munene Rhea
Susan Wong – Capital FM Lifestyle
Vishal Aggarwal – Capital Club
Our ‘Taste The Best Workshop’ recognizes and nominates establishments, chefs and mixologists that excelled throughout the year. An invite only forum, food connoisseurs, beverage specialists and personas of note all gathered at the Capital Club Nairobi and had a chance to share their thoughts during the half day session conducted by Industry aficionados.
The results from this session derive the basis of our nominees and winners in the PRESTIGE section. They are selected based on a voting process by the workshop panellists who grade on a variety of criteria including exceptional food, enhanced service, great entertainment, a broad beverage selection and ambiance to deliver an overall experience that is exceptional
All results are fully audited by DBO.