Recognising the best talent in food industry


The recently held India Food & Beverage Awards 2022 (IFBA), hosted by Godrej Vikhroli Cucina, a platform by Godrej Industries dedicated to food and culinary space, and the Food Bloggers Association of India (FBAI), at Nine Dine, Jio World Drive, Mumbai.

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor and Chef Ranveer Brar were awarded the people’s choice – Culinary Icons of the Year at the awards. Both experts were felicitated for their outstanding contribution to the food and culinary space.

Chef Sanjyot Keer, content creator and founder of Your Food Lab, was honored as the Social Media Star of the Year. Curly Tales’ Founder Kamiya Jani won two awards – Instagram Star of the Year and Travel YouTuber of the Year. Apart from these 58 winners were announced at IFBA 2022. This list includes chefs, restaurants, content creators, bloggers, media houses, communities, and TV personalities across India, who did commendable work in the year in the food space. They were recognized under 7 main award categories – Facebook, Instagram, Blog, YouTube, Media, Hospitality, and Celebrated Chefs. Furthermore, these awards were divided into 29 sub-categories.

Commenting on the initiative, Sujit Patil, Vice President and Head – Of corporate Brand and Communications, Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies, said, “Vikhroli Cucina is a first-of-its-kind brand agnostic platform by Godrej where brands operating in the food space, chefs, food bloggers, influencers and all food lovers engage and exchange ideas. We are very happy to associate with the Food Bloggers Association of India (FBAI) for the India Food & Beverage Awards 2022. The platform recognizes the best work done in the food space. We believe that this recognition of the best talent in the industry can lead to even better work and raise the stature of this great industry. We wish the winners a great journey ahead in the food and beverage ecosystem.”

Speaking about the awards, Sameer Malkani, Co-Founder, of the FBAI, said, “Unearthing new talent and encouraging entrepreneurship has always been one of the key objectives of #IFBA. The increase in the number of entries from across India showcases the need and interest levels for such recognitions. I would like to thank the participants, stakeholders, and our Jury, who have been very supportive of our Initiative and deserve a special mention along with our co-host Godrej Industries and its brands which always add value to #IFBA.”

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