How wonderful is it to finally to have an iconic award that recognizes the achievement of Asian food culture from not just Chinese but Japanese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Korean, Thai........all which has become part of the DNA of UK food culture! It is the best platform for encouraging up and coming chefs and restaurants, but also celebrating the achievements of those who are already successful in the ever growing Asian food culture!
Ken Hom OBE - Chef, Author, TV Presenter
As the leader in authentic Chinese sauces, Lee Kum Kee is proud to collaborate with The Golden Chopsticks Awards, which share the same vision and passion in raising awareness and championing East and South East Asian cuisine. It is a perfect platform to discover new talents and celebrate the success of East and South East Asian cuisine excellence in the UK.
Maria Chong, Lee Kum Kee
We're delighted to be sponsors of The Golden Chopsticks Awards - the first of its kind to celebrate and recognise the great work of Chinese restaurants across the UK. These small, often family run businesses make a huge contribution to the economy and also their local community. It's a fantastic initiative and with thousands of Chinese restaurants on the Just Eat platform, we are very proud to be involved.
Andrew Kenny, Managing Director UK, Just Eat
The food industry has been crying out for a celebration of East and South East Asian cuisine in the UK. When I was a kid Chinese was considered very exotic! Today Japanese and Thai are definitely up there and Korean, Vietnamese and Malaysian are well on the way. I’m so excited to be a co-founder of The Golden Chopsticks Awards, we have an amazing panel of judges and incredible sponsors.
Gok Wan MBE