FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Awards Of Excellence?
Awards Of Excellence, formerly known as Asian Gastronomic Awards Of Excellence, is an industry recognition programme that acknowledges individuals and organisations who make significant contributions to the development of the F&B and hospitality industries.
Moving on to its 18th year, AOE will recognise awardees on 3 April 2018, coinciding with the opening of the World Gourmet Summit 2018.
What is the evaluation process like?
The evaluation process consists of three rounds. In the first round, voting and nominations will be open to both members of the public and a select group of F&B professionals and connoisseurs. Nominations and votes are collated and tabulated. The highest scoring nominees for each award category will be selected to proceed onto Round 2.
In the second round, a selected group of F&B professionals and connoisseurs are invited to vote in all award categories in a closed round of voting. Nominations are collated and tabulated and the top three to five highest scoring nominees for each award category will proceed to the final round for final assessment.
In the final round, a selected group of key industry decision makers will evaluate the finalists and select the most outstanding finalist. Results are then submitted to an independent auditor.
I work for a restaurant and / or establishment that is nominated. Can I vote as a member of the public?
Yes. For employees of establishments who wish to cast their votes, we only count one vote from one IP address, regardless of how many email addresses have registered from the same computer. However, you are free to vote as a member of the public.
I am a nominee in one of the categories, how can people vote for me?
Members of the public are welcome to vote for their favourite establishment or preferred candidate by heading to our voting page here. Establishments are welcome to share the E-Newsletters that we blast out about AOE with their own database of contacts to help spread the word.
How many times can I vote?
Each person is entitled to vote only once in each voting and nomination round.
How many finalists make up each category?
Three to five finalists will be named for each category.
When will the finalists be announced?
The finalists will be announced in March 2018 (TBC). Stay tuned for more updates on this site and on our social networks (Facebook and Twitter).
When is the Awards Of Excellence Awards Ceremony?
It will be held on 3 April 2018.