RAS Epicurean Star Award – An annual platform where various F&B establishments are recognised for their exceptional cuisine and dining experiences. Into its 10th year, the gala dinner was held on 18 November 2015 at Fairmont Ballroom, Raffles City Convention Centre.
The event was graced by Guest of Honour, NTUC Secretary-General, Mr Chan Chun Sing and more than 1,000 professionals and food dignitaries of the F&B industry in Singapore gathered to celebrate the achievements of the well-deserved F&B establishments. Also, this year marked the 35th year of the Restaurant Association of Singapore.
A total number of 32 awards were presented that evening, of which 21 awards were under the prestigious Epicurean Star Award.
Epicurean Star Award
Nominees of each individual award were assessed based on a set of criteria over a one-month anonymous dining judging period in October 2015. Winners were then unanimously elected by a panel of 19 gastronomy luminaries like owner-chef of 2am Dessert Bar, Janice Wong, food critic Wong Ah Yoke, Class 95 radio DJ Yasminne Cheng as well as influential food bloggers like Maureen Ow (@misstamchiak) and Dr Leslie Tay (@ieatishootipost).
List of Winners of the Epicurean Star Award
Best Western Restaurant (Fine): Cut
Best Western Restaurant (Casual): Osia
Best Western Restaurant (Chain): Eighteen Chefs and Dancing Crab
Best Asian Restaurant (Fine): Restaurant Labyrinth
Best Asian Restaurant (Casual): Nara Thai Cuisine
Best Asian Restaurant (Chain): Wrap & Roll
Best Chinese Restaurant (Fine): Tong Le Private Dining and Xi Yan Private Dining
Best Chinese Restaurant (Casual): Ling Zhi
Best Chinese Restaurant (Chain): Din Tai Fung and Tung Lok Signatures
Best Japanese Restaurant (Fine): Waku Ghin
Best Japanese Restaurant (Casual): Shimbashi Soba
Best New F&B Establishment: Bread Street Kitchen
Best Café (Local Traditional): OLDTOWN White Coffee
Best Café: Oriole Coffee
Best Gastro-Pub: Barossa Bar
Best Buffet: 10 at Claymore
Best Buffet Caterer: Kuisine Catering
Best Ice Cream Parlour: Alfero Gelato
Best of the Best Fine Dining: Waku Ghin
Best of the Best Casual Restaurant: Nara Thai Cuisine
Best of the Best Chain Restaurant: Eighteen Chefs
Star Chef Competition 2015
Awards were also presented to the winning teams of the Star Chef Competition – An annual competition where local F&B industry showcase new and exciting dish creations. The 5th edition of Star Chef Competition, co-organised with the Singapore Chefs Association was held on 26 and 27 August 2015, with 60 chefs forming 15 teams.
List of Winners of the Star Chef Competition 2015
Asian Professional Category
Champion: Tung Lok Signatures
1st Runner-Up: Lokkee
2nd Runner-Up: Shin Yeh
HPB Healthier Menu Award: Tung Lok Signatures
Western Professional Category
Champion: JP Pepperdine
1st Runner-Up: The St Regis Singapore
2nd Runner-Up: CE LA VI
HPB Healthier Menu Award: SATS Catering
Western Aspiring Category*
Silver Award: JP Pepperdine Junior Team
* There was only one team who signed up for this category. Judging was done according to World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) standards.
5S Excellence Award
A special category award that recognises companies who have scored the best in 2015’s RAS 5S audit.
List of Winners of the 5S Excellence Award
Category: Outlets 2,500ft and above in floor area
Winner: Tung Lok Signatures at VivoCity
Category: Outlets below 2,500ft in floor area
Winner: Ruyi at Resorts World Sentosa
Congratulations to all the winners of RAS Epicurean Star Award 2015!