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2023 Winners​

of the Year

Ahmed Abdalla

Head Chef, Legacy at The Grand - York

Pastry Chef
of the Year

Ryan Panchoo

Owner of Borough 22 Doughnuts - London

Drinks Professional
of the Year

Jeri Kimber-Ndiaye

Head Sommelier at The NoMad Hotel - London

Caribbean Food

Liam Barker

Chef & Educator - London

African Food

The Flygerians


South Asian Food

Manju Patel

Head Chef at Manju's - Brighton

East & Southeast Asian Food

Amy Poon

Founder of Poon's London & Poon's Wontoneria

Middle Eastern Food

Modern Persian Kitchen

Co-Founder of Modern Persian Kitchen - Durham

Writer of the Year

Jimi Famurewa

Head Office Impact

Olajide Alabi

Equality, Inclusion and Wellbeing Partner at Turtle Bay Hospitality

Bar or Pub of the Year

The Village People


Brand of the Year

Crazy Gin Ltd


Rahel Stephanie

Chef and Food Writer

Peoples’ Choice
Person of the Year

Sting Khumalo

Director of Human Resources at The Biltmore Mayfair

The Peoples’ Choice Restaurant of the Year


2022 Winners​

African Food

Maria Bradford

Shwen Shwen

Bar/Pub of the Year

Lucy Do

The Dodo Micropub

Caribbean Food

Lara Luck

Food by Lara Luck

of the Year

Babatunde Abifarin

Farin Road

Drinks Professional
of the Year

Imie Augier

Soda and Friends

East and South East Asian Food

John Li​

The Dumpling Shack Group

Writer of the Year

David Jesudason

Head Office Impact

Tasneem Sharrem

Fat Macy's

Middle Eastern Food

Ayesha Kalaji

Queen of Cups

Rising Star

Reuben Nehikhare

The Parlor

South Asian Food

Priya Deshingkar

Deccan Tiffin

People’s Choice

Henna Zinzuwadia

Ayo Collective

A Celebration of Community

The first BIH Spotlight Awards was held on Monday 23rd October, at Percy’s Kensington.  A sum of 450 nominations was received for individuals and businesses across the UK, with 220 guests attending the ceremony to celebrate the 13 worthy winners.

Hosted by Presenter, Author and Activist Ravneet Gill,  the awards embodied the celebration of community. Watch the awards ceremony highlights here.


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