YB DATUK SERI MOHD REDZUAN MD YUSOF HONORED LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL F&B AND TOURISM INDUSTRY LEADERS FOR THE FIRST EVER TWIN AWARDS IN A NITE THROUGH PROMINENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Published by Adam Ham @ 18/10/2019

YB DATUK SERI MOHD REDZUAN MD YUSOF HONORED LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL F&B AND TOURISM INDUSTRY LEADERS FOR THE FIRST EVER TWIN AWARDS IN A NITE THROUGH PROMINENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Ambassador Award Title went to Master Chef Kent Vatcharavee Visetpohchanatip

It was a night to be embraced, as the 3rd Edition of the World Top Gourmet Awards was for the first time joined by the 1st World Top Tourism Awards in history, and the Guest of Honor, YB Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof (Minister of Entrepreneur Development) made history to be able to honor a total of 114 local & international F&B and tourism industry leaders. Generously sponsored by Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on Oct 16th, 2019, the twin awards was a perfect fit with prominence and relevance, as the well-setup ballroom showcased an environment of exciting festivities and colors, ahead of the Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020, showcasing delicious local food, cultural costumes & dancers, and artistic handicrafts of Malaysia.

Guest of Honor, YB Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof (Minister of Entrepreneur Development)

Guest of Honor, YB Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof (Minister of Entrepreneur Development)

YB Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, Minister of Entrepreneur Development said, “Congratulations to all the f&b and tourism award recipients of tonight’s awards and I am pleased to give support and encouragement to award recipients who have been working hard as genuine entrepreneurs in the industry to attract foreign tourists to Malaysia as well for those who always promote restlessly about the best food in Malaysia, which will foster a growth in our economy.”

YB Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, Minister of Entrepreneur Development and VVIP Guests

An overwhelming crowd of more than 1,000 pax attended the 3rd World Top Gourmet Awards & 1st World Top Tourism Awards

In the Gourmet Awards segment, a total of 84 recipients were presented with awards for their respective outstanding achievements. These were in the categories of Outstanding Restaurants, Outstanding Master Chefs, Outstanding Gourmet Personalities and Organizations. The aim of the awards ceremony was to honor personalities and organizations in the food & beverage and tourism industries. It was also to help the country boost its economy by increasing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through tourism besides attaining the Visit Malaysia Year 2020 target of 30million foreign visitors and RM 100 billion in earnings.

Main Patrons & Committee Members of the 3rd World Top Gourmet Awards & 1st World Top Tourism Awards

Artist, Winnie K who received the Top Outstanding Gourmet TV Host (Female) Award

The Patron of the World Top Gourmet Awards 2019 is Puan Sri Datin Seri Dr Susan Cheah; Honorary Advisors were Datuk Michael Kang & Master Chef Kent Vatcharavee Visetpohchanatip; Chefs of Honour were Datuk Dr Chef Wan, Master Chef Martin Yan and Master Chef Jeffrey Tan; Culinary Advisors were Master Chef Koh Choon Hong, Master Chef Alan Wong, Master Chef Amy Beh, Chef TK Dong and Executive Chef Alexander Chong.

Master Chef Chen Hong, the Top Outstanding Gourmet TV Host (Male) Award

Master Chef Martin Yan, Culinary Advisor of the World Top Gourmet Awards

The Ambassador Award Title went to Master Chef Kent Vatcharavee Visetpohchanatip; Master Chef of the Year went to Master Chef Datuk Dr Lum Tuck Loy; and the Lifetime Contribution & Achievements Award went to Master Chef Yeung Koon Yat.

Peggy Chong, Founder of & President of the World Top Gourmet Awards

Award Recipients of the Top Outstanding Classic Gourmet TV Host (Group): Lily Chung, Ekam Wong, Venus Cheng, and Ketty Yap

Peggy Chong, President of the World Top Gourmet Awards said, “We hope that this platform could help to recognize F&B operators who have contributed to the industry. Also we hope that all F&B operators can gather to network and empower each other to contribute the passion and set higher benchmarks to serve world class cuisines in Malaysia and in areas where they operate.”

Winners of the World Top Gourmet Awards 2019

Meanwhile, 38 tourism-related industry leaders received the World Top Tourism awards in various industries, namely Hotels & Resorts, Travel Agencies, Tourism Products, Digital Tourism, Travel Photographers and Recreational activities and attractions.

Adam Ham, CEO of GCMA with the Cultural Dancers

Ada Poon, Founder & President of the World Top Tourism Awards and Peggy Chong, Founder & President of the World Top Gourmet Awards

The Honorary Chief Judge of the World Top Tourism Awards was Datuk Michael Kang; Panel of Judges were Dato’ Liew Bin, Dato’ Dr Angie Ng, Peggy Chong, Ada Poon, Paul Paw, Lim Hooi Hia and Lenny Chiah.

Ada Poon, Founder & President of the World Top Tourism Awards

Ada Poon, President of the World Top Tourism Awards says that by giving industry players greater recognition, it would empower them to do even more and benefit the industry and country in the long run. “On our part, we aspire to promote the highest benchmark attainable internationally in the service, travel, tourism and hospitality sectors. We believe that this inter-connectivity with the various players will further empower diverse industry players in aspiring to be globalized players as we strongly encourage all tourism players here tonight to be world-class leaders in their own way. Collectively we aspire to be among the highest representation of Malaysian Tourism.”

 

Winners of the World Top Tourism Awards 2019