Benefits for Restaurants

The Golden Chopsticks Awards has gathered impressive support from the local community, food industry and media, with multi-sector sponsors and a prestigious panel of judges and hosts. 

Last year’s winners and finalists not only benefitted from local press and pre and post event media coverage, but also the incredible on the night exposure to the biggest names and chefs in the Oriental food industry (80% of the UK’s decision makers and key influencers within the Oriental food Industry are invested in this project).

Through the awareness campaigns and publicity created by the Golden Chopsticks Awards our finalists saw really positive results including higher footfall, increased orders and new customers.

A survey carried out on last year’s winners and finalists showed that 100% were glad they had taken part in the GCAs, 100% had seen a positive effect on their business as a result of taking part and 100% said that they would take part again in 2019.

Gigi Gao’s who won The Best Oriental Restaurant in Wales have seen a significant increase in business as a result of their win. Following the event they had this to say, “We really weren’t sure what to expect from the evening and as winners or not it would have been a truly memorable evening...of course it was so much better that we won! It was a great thrill to meet and chat to Ken Hom. Our success in the awards has managed to crash our website twice in 24 hours and we too are still buzzing from the event, as are our customers.

As well as the huge publicity benefits, winners will also receive a trophy, a framed certificate, a window sticker for their restaurant and the opportunity to have their photo taken with Gok Wan and the celebrity judges on the night.

If you would like to be in with a chance of your restaurant or takeaway winning a Golden Chopsticks Award it’s simple, you just need to get your customers to vote for you in one (or more) of the public voting categoriesWe have even put free tools in place to help you if you sign up (available when the Restaurant Area opens very soon):

  • Voting pack including vote cards (1st pack is free)
  • A personalised link to your voting page to send to your customers
  • Downloadable images to use on your website and social media to push voting
  • A chance for all your customers who vote for you to win £500 cash and a meal for two in a GCAs winning restaurant

To get started or for more information on your GCAs voting campaign go to the Restaurant Area of this website (launching very soon) and sign up or sign in.