Celebrating the taste of the Orient

"The mission of the Golden Chopsticks Awards is to celebrate the enormous contribution of Oriental cuisine to the UK catering industry and champion those who work within it. 

"The mission of the Golden Chopsticks Awards is to celebrate the enormous contribution of Oriental cuisine to the UK catering industry and champion the community and those who work within it. 

Chinese culture and cuisine have been an integral part of the UK dining scene for the past 60 years, with Chinese food voted one of the nation's favourites year-on-year. Along with the well-established Japanese and Thai food scene, we have seen a huge increase in the popularity of Korean, Malaysian and Vietnamese dishes, together with specialist regional Chinese offerings. 

In 2018 we launched the very first Golden Chopsticks Awards in the UK. As the only awards to recognise Oriental cuisine, the event was extremely well received by the industry, and as our head judge Ken Hom said, “It has set the standard for food awards in this sector". This feedback reinforced our belief that an event of this quality, celebrating the talent and success of the Oriental food industry was long overdue.

The Golden Chopsticks Awards 2020 aims to build on the success of the first two years, creating an even bigger and broader celebration of Oriental food excellence in the UK, whilst growing the number of establishments taking part. Whether it’s a well-loved local Chinese takeaway, or an exquisite fine dining fusion restaurant, we want to celebrate everything the industry has to offer.”

Gok Wan

Co-Founder of The Golden Chopsticks Awards