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July 31, 2015

Judging Process

The judging process takes place in two phases:

  1. Taste The Best Workshop.
    Voting process by the workshop panelists that are comprised of food connoisseurs, beverage specialists and personas of note. The nominees and high scorers from this session go onto to form our list for the Prestige Category.
  2. Chef of the Year & Mixologist of the Year
    An independent panel of expert judges representing different sectors will determine the winners of these awards. The judges will be bringing in their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging debate ensuring that the winner is truly outstanding and worthy of receiving the ultimate accolade.



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.

Adelle Onyango
Andrew Christon – Capital Club Nairobi
Bonney Tunya
Ceaser Mutuku – Mlango Farm
Eddie Johns – Single Malt Association Kenya
Hanif Popat –
Jackson Biko – Biko Zulu
Jeff Baker
Jeniffer Njoka
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
Sasha Mutahi
Sheila Mwanyigha
Susan Wong – Capital FM Lifestyle
Vishal Aggarwal – Capital Club


Taste The Best Work Shops

capitalclub_logoOur ‘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.

bdo_logoThe 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.