I attended RAS Epicurean Star Award Gala Dinner 2015 yesterday at the Fairmont Ballroom at Raffles City Convention Centre. It was a night celebrating the successes and achievements of more than 1,000 professionals of Singapore’s food and beverage industry.
This annual dinner was made more significant as it marked the 35th anniversary of the association. Also, with the new categories of awards added (Best New F&B Establishment, Best Buffet Caterer and Best Gastro-Pub), it made the total number of awards presented-21- the highest ever since the event was launched 10 years ago.
My friends and I were fortunate to be seated right in front, getting all the live action first hand, instead of over a screen.
The event was graced by Guest of Honour, NTUC Secretary-General, Mr. Chan Chun Sing, who was really friendly and even came over to our table to have a chat.
As we awaited the announcement of the results, we were kept both full and entertained by the eight-course dinner and performances.
Finally, at 9.40pm, the moment which everyone had been waiting for, the presentation of the RAS Epicurean Star Awards. The winners were elected over a month-long anonymous dining judging period in October 2015 by a panel of 19 gastronomy heavyweights like food critic Wong Ah Yoke and influential food bloggers Maureen Ow and Dr. Leslie Tay.
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!