RAS Epicurean Star Award 2018 honours industry's best
 
Nov 29, 2018
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Singapore --( ASIA TODAY )-- The RAS Epicurean Star Award celebrates the milestone achievements of both individuals and establishments in Singapore’s F&B industry, recognising visionaries who have introduced innovative ideas and concepts through the years and to distinguish talented chefs, restauranteurs and service staff who have inspired others towards achieving excellence.

The 23rd edition of the award held at Suntec City this evening, was graced by Guest of Honour, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry and Minister-in-charge of the Public Service and attended by more than 1,000 guests.

A key highlight of the gala dinner was the announcement of the winners of the RAS Epicurean Star Award. This year more than 100 F&B establishments were nominated across 19 categories. The annual awards recognise the best fine-dining, casual and chain Western, Asian, Chinese and Japanese restaurants, best café, best gastro-pub, best new F&B establishment, best seafood, vegetarian, Mediterranean restaurants, best buffet, best buffet caterer and new category – Best Vegetarian Restaurant.

This esteemed award is professionally evaluated and seeks to recognise the F&B establishments with cutting-edge concept, demonstrated continual excellence covering all essential areas and role models inspiring the industry to greater heights.

The highlights of the event this year included the announcement of the results of the 5S Excellence Award, the Star Chef Competition 2018, special recognition for EXSA 2018 and the inauguration of RAS 19th term Management Committee.

On the side line of the award ceremony, the Food Services Industry Digital Plan (IDP) which is jointly developed by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore was announced. The IDP is part of the ‘SMEs Go Digital’ programme that makes going digital simple for companies. It is an easy-to-use guide for food companies to assess their digital readiness and adopt a systematic approach to digitalisation. Companies can refer to the guide for digital consultancy services such as those provided by SME Centres and SME Digital Tech Hub, and for pre-approved productivity solutions which are eligible for up to 70% funding support. Such efforts help to point food companies in the right direction on their digital journey and lower the barriers of technology adoption.

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About Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS)
As the pioneer and largest F&B Association in Singapore, Restaurant Association of Singapore has more than 400 members, representing close to 700 brands that operate more than 3,600 outlets. Our members comprise a good mix of business models such as restaurants, caterers, fast foods and food courts, with various cuisine types, thus providing a wholesome view and opinion, with the common goal to propel the industry forward.

Since 1980, RAS has acted as a collective voice for the F&B industry and strives to advance the industry through various platforms such as bridging closer working relationships between businesses and government agencies, networking events for members, recognition and awards platforms and administering programmes to drive business success.

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