MYANMORE DINING & NIGHTLIFE AWARDS 2019
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The Special Contribution to Excellence awards
These award categories are to celebrate Special Contributions to Excellence by individuals, venues, teams and organisations. Nominations for these awards will come from the industry and will also be judged by an independent panel of industry experts.

You are not required to nominate on all categories.

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Chef of the year
Chef of the year will be awarded to someone who exhibits an extraordinary talent that is comparable with the best in the world. Regardless of the style or type of cuisine, their food and menu will be evidence of a chef mastering their art, pushing the boundaries of excellence, and providing a unique “one of a kind experience”. Chef of the year will be someone the dining and nightlife industry can look up to, attempt to emulate, and learn from. Chef of the year will also be someone that has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the growth of the industry and the support of new talent, through their work in or outside of the kitchen.

Criterion:
The Chef of the Year must have been working for a least one year in Myanmar as a Chef

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Wine and Spirit Ambassador of the Year
This award will be presented to someone who has been an integral part of the changing face of the Yangon bar and restaurant industry in 2018. The nominated person will demonstrate an awareness of their role in bringing excellence to their customers though a creative, knowledgeable and innovative approach to their work. They may be a supplier, mixologist, sommelier or even a bar person who is at the top of their game. Regardless they will be responsible for the production, presentation or promotion of high quality alcoholic beverages and the provision of excellent customer service. The winner will also be someone who has demonstrated a commitment to the nurturing and development of skills knowledge and awareness within the industry.

Criterion:
The nominee must have been working for a least 6 months in Myanmar

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Newcomer of the Year
This award will be presented to a venue or organisation that has entered the Myanmar dining and nightlife industry during 2018. The nominated venue or organisation will be a “game-changer” in that they demonstrate qualities that have influenced and improved the delivery of excellence in the Myanmar dining and nightlife industry in a short space of time. This can be determined through their innovative use of new methodologies, high standards of service, staff capacity building or through the provision of a new and unique offering.

Criterion:
The newcomer of the year must have had at least 3 months in business in Myanmar

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KBZ Entrepreneur of the Year Award
KBZ Bank is looking for 2019’s ‘KBZ Entrepreneur of the Year’ as part of the MYANMORE Dining & Nightlife Awards. KBZ Bank believes in supporting the ambition, resilience and care it takes to start a business in the food and beverage industry. This year, we are calling for entrepreneurs to put themselves forward for the award by submitting a short video introducing themselves and their business.

To submit your video, please include a YouTube or other video platform link, together with your name.

All dining and nightlife related businesses are welcome to submit a video.

Your submission video must include the following:
- Introduce yourself and your business
- Take us for a walk around your business, for example, take us to the kitchen and introduce us to the staff

Answer the following questions
1. What is your vision for your business in the future and what is the most important milestone you will measure your success by?
2. What has been the biggest challenge you have faced so far on your entrepreneurial journey?
3. What would access to financial support do for your business and what plan do you have for how you would use a loan or financing support?
4. All submissions should be in Myanmar language.

Details of the Award:
- The final winner will be selected by public vote.
- The award includes advice and access* to SME financial support from KBZ Bank.
- The winner will also be entitled to a monthly mentoring session with a Deputy CEO from KBZ Bank (for 6 months).

*candidates will be assessed in accordance with the regulations and policies of KBZ Bank

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Green Award of the Year
This award will be presented to a venue or organisation that has shown a keen awareness of the need to consider the environment. The nominee will demonstrate a strategic approach to business that prioritises the importance of sustainable and ethical use of resources. The nominee may be a supplier, producer or venue, but they will be an entity that the industry can look up to as ambassadors of protecting environment and can contribute to the drive towards environmentally friendly business practices.
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Special Award for Contribution to Excellence
This award will be presented to an individual in the Myanmar dining and nightlife industry who has displayed exemplary efforts to promote the quest for quality and excellence. This could be through the use of innovative methods, the training of their staff, the use of quality ingredients or the simply the hard work and effort they have put into raising the bar over the years. This person will be someone the industry can look up to and try to follow in their quest to improve their own standards of excellence.
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