Have a question about the Golden Chopsticks Awards or the ceremony? You'll find answers to all of the most frequently asked questions here.

  • What is the GCAs all about?
    • The Golden Chopsticks Awards (GCAs) is an award ceremony which recognises Oriental cuisine across the UK. Our mission is to celebrate the enormous contribution of Oriental cuisines to the UK catering industry and champion those who work within it. The GCA’s is a celebration of varied contributions to the Oriental food industry by Restaurants, Takeaways, Retailers, Wholesalers, Suppliers, Writers, Chefs, individuals and more.

  • When is the GCAs?
  • How many awards will be given out?
  • Who’ll be at the GCAs?
    • Hopefully you! All the awards category finalists, the founders including Gok Wan who hosts the event, the Judges and anyone who has a passion for Oriental food including a whole host of foodies from celebrities and chefs to food writers, restaurateurs, manufacturers and suppliers. Plus all our Golden Chopsticks official Partners.

  • What do GCA winners receive?
    • Winners will receive:

      - A full inclusion in the Golden Chopsticks national and regional PR campaign
      - A trophy
      - A framed certificate
      - A window sticker for their restaurant (finalists will also receive this)
      - A selection of sauces from Lee Kum Kee
      - The opportunity to have their photo taken with Gok Wan and the celebrity judges on the night

  • How can I involve my own restaurant?
    • If you are an Oriental food serving business and you want to be involved in the awards - firstly read our pages on 'How to take part' and 'Benefits for Restaurants'. This should give you all the information about how the awards campaign works. Once you have done this, be sure to sign up to the Restaurant Area to order your FREE voting pack and download other tools to help your campaign.

      Please note that in order to be a finalist (top 4) in your category, your restaurant or takeaway must have an FSA of 3 or above or a pass in Scotland.



  • How can I vote for a restaurant?
    • Go to the ‘Vote Now’ button on the ‘Homepage’ and you can vote for your restaurant here. You can cast one vote in each of the 13 public categories, if a restaurant has asked you to vote for them, make sure you know which category they want to receive votes for, if you don't know, pick the one you think is most suitable. Voting is open between Friday 1st February and Sunday 10th March. Outside of this period you will not see the Voting option on the website.

  • I'm having problems registering my vote. Who can I contact?
    • Please email info@thegoldenchopsticksawards.com.

  • I can't find an answer to my question. Who should I contact?
    • Please email info@thegoldenchopsticksawards.com