RAS Epicurean Star Award 2019 honours industry’s best
Nov 06, 2019

Minister Josephine Teo announces F&B Tech Reboot Challenge

November 6, 2019 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 24th edition of the award held at Raffles City Convention Centre this evening, was graced by Guest of Honour, Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs 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 20 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, Mediterranean restaurants, best buffet, best buffet caterer and new category – Best Steak 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 2019, special recognition for EXSA 2019.

The F&B industry players at the award ceremony this year also witnessed the announcement of the launch of the ‘F&B Tech Reboot’ challenge supported by Enterprise Singapore and the Restaurant Association of Singapore. This initiative calls for tech solutions using open software to create connections and integrations across different softwares. While more companies are digitalising their processes, interoperability across different digital solutions remains a major challenge for the F&B industry. Four F&B companies will step forward to take this challenge. While having adopted different F&B concepts with varying levels of digitalisation, they all share a common challenge where interoperability lags across digital solutions. This initiative will help to point food companies in the right direction on their digital journey and lower the barriers of technology adoption.

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