Once a year, the "World Gourmet Summit - Awards of Excellence" are conferred in Singapore. Since 2001, this award is considered the "Oscar" of the catering industry in the South-Eastern part of the world. HOBART, the innovation and market leader for professional dishwashers, is one of the main sponsors. The number one dishwasher manufacturer opted for the Australian catering concept "Salted and Hung" as number one in the category "New Restaurant of the Year".
In late March 2017, high-end caterers from Asia and Oceania met in the One Farrer Hotel & Spa, one of the premium Singapore hotels, to witness the award of the renowned "Oscar" for the industry. Initiated in 2001 by A La Carte Productions, a division of Peter Knipp Holdings Pte Ltd, the "World Gourmet Summit - Awards of Excellence" is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board. The award, whose significance grows in keeping with the increasing number of nominees, was conferred to 39 catering concepts this year. Every single one of them excels by the extraordinary services it provides. It is a special feature of the competition that each of the various categories is sponsored by a leading supplier of the industry. The "Newcomer" segment is sponsored by HOBART, the number one for the warewashing sector. Thanos Svoronos, CFSP, Regional Key Account Manager Southeast Asia from HOBART International (S) Pte Ltd, says: "We are very proud to sponsor this competition. It inspires the whole industry to give their best, and gives the winners the spotlight they deserve."
The award "New Restaurant of the Year" went to the Australian concept "Salted and Hung". Focusing on sustainably produced BBQ, it follows the "head-to-tail" philosophy and uses all parts of the animal, for example by smoking or curing some of the meat.