World Culinary Awards, a global initiative to recognize and reward culinary industry distinction, has announced the winners of its 2023 programme at a glitzy dinner reception in Atlantis The Royal, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

This year’s World Culinary Awards proved to be a global gathering of the culinary industry, with pioneers and prominent figures traveling from all over the world to attend the award ceremony at Dubai’s newest and most exciting resort.

Dubai was dubbed ‘World’s Best Culinary Destination’ and ‘Middle East’s Best Culinary Destination’ due to its tantalizing variety of cuisines from around the world. France was deemed “Europe’s Best Culinary Destination,” and Paris was deemed “World’s Best Culinary City Destination.” Peru was named “Latin America’s Best Culinary Destination,” while Cape Town was awarded “Africa’s Best Culinary City Destination.” Jamaica was named ‘Caribbean’s Best Culinary Destination,’ while Thailand was named ‘Asia’s Best Culinary Destination.

The findings are the result of a yearlong search for the world’s top culinary brands. Votes were cast by culinary industry professionals and the general public, with the victor in each category being the nominee who received the most votes.

Director of the World Culinary Awards Rina van Staden said, “Our World Culinary Awards 2023 winners represent stellar examples of excellence in the culinary industry, and I congratulate each and every one for helping to raise the collective benchmark to even greater heights. My congratulations to each of them.”

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers (‘World’s Best Culinary Hotel’), Forte Village Resort (‘World’s Best Culinary Resort’), Zuma Dubai (‘World’s Best Brunch Venue’), Mezzaluna @ Lebua State Tower (‘World’s Best Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant’), Saigontourist Group Culinary Culture, Delicacies Festival (‘World’s Best Culinary Festival’), Gourmet on Tour (‘World’s Best Culinary Operator’), and Ecole Ducasse (‘World’s Best Culinary Training Institution’).

Other regional winners include Siba the Restaurant @ The Table Bay (‘Africa’s Best Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant’); Pier Restaurant, Cape Town (‘Africa’s Best Restaurant’); Anan Restaurant & Rooftop Bar (‘Asia’s Best Restaurant’); Hibana by Koki @ Capella Hanoi (‘Asia’s Best Hotel Restaurant’); Vila Joya Restaurant (‘Europe’s Best Hotel Restaurant’); THE VIEW Fine Dining (‘Europe’s Best Culinary Experience’); Barbados Food and Rum Festival (‘Caribbean’s Best Culinary Festival’); Stone Barn @ Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour (‘Caribbean’s Best Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant); The Ledge by Dave Pynt @ Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi (‘Indian Ocean’s Best Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant); At.Mosphere Burj Khalifa (Middle East’s Best Landmark Restaurant’); Nobu Dubai (‘Middle East’s Best Restaurant’); Mayta (‘Latin America’s Best Restaurant’); La Mariposario Restaurant and Butterflies Sanctuary (‘Latin America’s Best New Restaurant’); Aria Sydney (‘Oceania’s Best Restaurant); Le Culinaire Hospitality Institute (‘Oceania’s Best Culinary Training Institution’); The French Laundry (‘North America’s Best Restaurant’); and Eden @ The Rimrock Resort Hotel (‘North America’s Best Hotel Restaurant’).

For a complete list of winners, click here.

World Culinary Awards is a sister event to the World Travel Awards, which is presently celebrating its 30th year.

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