The Third BBC Good Food ME Awards 2012

The BBC Good Food Middle East Awards 2012, known for celebrating the best foodie experiences now enters its third year.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2012 --( The region’s only consumer choice foodie awards, the BBC Good Food Middle East Awards 2012 is back for the third year, and this time round, it’s completely vote-based. End-users get to nominate their favourite restaurants and food brands, and then in the second phase, vote for the final winners, from a shortlist of the ones with the highest nominations.

From the finest steakhouses to gourmet Italian restaurants, from family-friendly diners to casual cafes, this is the chance for everyone to get their favourites recognised in this increasingly popular annual event.

One of the most highly anticipated awards is the Chef of the Year award, where the people behind all that fantastic food get rewarded with the coveted title, after beating their closest competitors in a Mystery box cooking challenge.

But, the awards are not just about eating out, as they also recognise the importance of home cooking in people’s lives. Whether it’s a can’t-live-without ingredient or a must-have kitchen appliance, this is the opportunity for the region’s best loved culinary brands to get their users’ stamp of approval.

In the nomination phase, which runs until mid-September, consumers are encouraged to nominate their favourites in each of the category, after which each nomination will be tabulated and whoever has the highest nominations (up to 10 restaurants/brands) will get into the finals for the final voting phase. Between October and December, consumers will then get to vote for the winner.

All the winners will be revealed at the gala awards night in January 2013, after the various rounds of voting have been completed.

Log on to www.bbcgoodfoodme/awards/2012 to nominate
Awards categories:

Fine Dining
1. Best European
2. Best Modern British
3. Best Asian
4. Best Latin American
5. Best Indian
6. Best Middle Eastern
7. Best Steakhouse
8. Best Brunch
9. Best Italian
10. Best New Restaurant Abu Dhabi*
11. Best New Restaurant Dubai*
12. Restaurant of the Year Abu Dhabi*
13. Restaurant of the Year Dubai*
14. Chef of the Year*

Casual Dining
15. Best European
16. Best Asian
17. Best Indian
18. Best Middle Eastern
19. Best Cafe

20. Best Supermarket
21. Best Speciality Food Store/Market
22. Best Store Cupboard Items brand
23. Best Dairy brand
24. Best Olive Oil brand
25. Best Tea brand
26. Best Coffee brand
27. Best Juice brand

28. Best Large Kitchen Appliance brand
29. Best Small Kitchen Appliance brand
30. Best Tableware store

*Winners for these categories will be selected by an independent judging panel

For more information, please contact:
Marizel Salvador
Marketing Manager

About BBC Good Food ME magazine
BBC Good Food Middle East is the regional edition of one of the world’s most popular food magazines. It is the definitive foodie read in the Middle East, with tried & tested recipes, the latest food news and views, chef interviews, restaurant updates and lots more. The monthly glossy is published by CPI Dubai, one of the region's leading publishing houses.

The brand also includes the BBC Good Food Food Club, an ever-growing community of foodies, membership for which is completely free. Food Club members get exclusive access to free masterclasses from top chefs, discounts at various restaurants and plenty more foodie goodies.
Marizel Salvador