NDTV Food Awards 2024: Shining a spotlight on India's culinary stars

NDTV Food Awards 2024: Shining a spotlight on India's culinary stars

The evening commenced with two insightful panel discussions.


Mumbai: The NDTV Food Awards 2024, a celebration of culinary excellence, recently concluded with much fanfare, showcasing the finest talents and innovations in India's dynamic food industry. Hosted by renowned food author Kunal Vijayakar, the event celebrated exceptional achievements in various categories, recognizing the outstanding contributions made by chefs, restaurateurs, and culinary establishments. India's diverse and rich F&B scene was celebrated at the NDTV Food Awards, showcasing the country's rich culture across fine dining, cafes, bakeries, and breweries.

The evening commenced with two insightful panel discussions, exploring topics such as the vision of a circular food system and the celebration of India's culinary traditions. Moderated by NDTV anchors Gargi Rawat and Ambika Singh Kahma, these discussions featured esteemed panelists who shared their expertise and insights on sustainable practices and cultural significance in food.

The winners of the NDTV Food Awards 2024 were selected by a distinguished jury panel comprising top chefs, restaurateurs, food writers, and influencers from across the country. Led by Chairman Kunal Vijayakar, renowned food writer, author, actor, and TV presenter, the jury ensured a fair, transparent, and credible selection process.

Some of the notable winners of the NDTV Food Awards 2024 include:

Best Fine Dining Restaurant: Indian Accent, New Delhi

Best Cafe and Casual Dining Restaurant: Olly, Gurugram

Best Cocktail Bar and Lounge: Whisky Samba, Gurugram

Best Bakery and Patisserie: The Big Chill Cakery, Khan Market, Delhi

Best New Restaurant: Inja, The Manor, Delhi

Best Beer Brewery: Windmills Craftworks, Bengaluru

Best Earth-Friendly Restaurant: Farmlore, Bengaluru

Chef of the Year: Hussain Shahzad

Rising Star Chef of the Year: Shubham Thakur

Best Mixologist of the Year: Varun Sharma

Best Restaurateur of the Year: Zorawar Kalra

Excellence In Beverage Industry: Yangdup Lama

Living Legend: Nakul Anand

NDTV Food Awards Hall of Fame: Chef Imtiaz Qureshi

Best Nutrition and Wellness Award: Herbalife India Private Limited

The NDTV Food Awards 2024 showcased the best of Indian cuisine, highlighting innovation, creativity, and dedication within the food industry. The event will be broadcast on NDTV 24x7, NDTV MPCG, and NDTV Rajasthan on 9 March 2024, allowing viewers to witness the celebration of culinary excellence.