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Awards night – IFBA2016

The 4th Annual Awards organized by the FBAI brought together the Culinary Industry of India together on the 10th Dec 2016 at J W Marriott Hotel, Juhu Mumbai to also celebrate #VikhroliCucina Season 3. The #IFBA2016 aims to recognize and celebrate the finest of Food Blogging over the past one year in 15 categories. It is the only such Award ceremony in India. It was the first year #UKFashionablefoodz had applied and got nominations in two categories, The Best General Food blog and the Best Recipe Blog from the hundreds who had applied. Though I did not win the awards, it was indeed an experience to meet some old and new friends from the Culinary world. I was also happy to meet old friend Sujit Patil – VP Corp Communications, Godrej Industries Ltd  after almost 3 Decades. We spent a great time interacting about food and Food trends 2017.

(Pic credits: Sujit Patil)

The Arrangements were just perfect and except for the few Technical glitches (please understand, we are food bloggers, not Tech specialists)all went well.  The Jury comprised of Gaggan Anand, Kunal Vijayakar, Vicky Ratnani, Ranveer Brar, Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal, Rocky Singh and Mayur Sharma, Antoine Lewis and the Legendary Rashmi Uday Singh. Renowned Chefs – Saransh G0ila, Rakhee Vaswani and Amrita Raichand also graced the occasion.The organizing team headed by Sameer Malkani and Saloni Mirchandani Malkani were the perfect hosts and they had a great support from their team.

All enjoyed some fabulous cocktails at the Salt Water Poolside by Skyy Vodka. Shots by Amarula and some fantastic Red and White wine by Two Oceans Wine. The food was awesome and specially prepared by Chef Himanshu Taneja of JW Marriott, Juhu – who also tied up with Aspri Spirits for some interesting Amarula based desserts.

#IFBA2016 was presented by #VikhroliCusinaSeason3, Godrej Group, JW Marriott, Juhu Mumbai, co-presented by California Walnuts India and Jet Airways who were the Travel Partners, Aspri Spirits were the Beverage Partners, Veen Water who were the water partners and Soulflower who were gifting and aromatizing partners. Overall a pleasant evening in company of Foodies.

Uttpal K

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