#TasteAwards2015: Kenya’s top restaurants and bars to be given ‘Gold Excellence’

Panelists at the Taste the best Workshop

Kenya’s Taste Awards will be unveiling Nairobi’s exceptional restaurants and bars at the awards night on 31 August 2015. This listing titled the ‘GOLD EXCELLENCE’ will form the most prestigious accolade handed out on the night.

The top twelve restaurants and bars that have made the cut for this year’s prominent listing scored the highest at the Taste the Best Workshop held at the Capital Club East Africa. The workshop was an invite-only forum of personas of note, food connoisseurs and beverage specialists. Our pannelists evaluate establishments on a host of criteria including: food, beverage, service, ambiance,amenities and entertainment. Criteria is based on the benchmarksset by the international benchmarking standard AAA Five Diamond Rating.

Panelists at the Taste the Best Workshop included:

Expert Speakers

  • Andrew Christon, General Manager Capital Club East Africa
  • Jeff Baker, Michelin starred Executive Chef Capital Club East Africa
  • Nelson Aseka,Prestige and Luxury Brands, PernodRicard Kenya


  • Adelle Onyango, Presenter KISS 100
  • Azam Samanani, Managing Director Hoggers
  • Bonney Tunya, Anchor CNBC Africa
  • Brilliant Mathelumusa, Sommelier & FB Manager Capital Club
  • Ceaser Mutuku, Executive Chef Kenya Nut Company
  • Eddie Johns, Chairman Whisky Club Kenya
  • Hanif Popat, Director Computech
  • Jackson Biko, Journalist
  • Kelvin Wanjira, Brand Manager Nederburg
  • Kobi Kihara, Host NTV AM Live
  • Lauren Hernderson, Director Garnish
  • Michelle Slater, Editor Yummy Magazine
  • Mikul Shah, Director EatOut
  • Nyawira Kabui, Founder Sixty Three Wine & Spirits
  • Paul Nagelkerken, General Operations Manager Nestle Proffesional
  • Phillipe Cauviere, Director Bermar Kenya
  • Ritesh Doshi, Director Naked Pizza
  • Rose Munene Ruhiu, Area Head of strategy BAT
  • Sasha Mutahi, Partner YMR Intergrate
  • Sheila Mwanyigha, Host NTV AM Live
  • Susan Wong, Editor Capital Lifestyle
  • Vishal Aggarwal, Managing Director Investments GE Africa
  • Wanja Mwangi, Corporate affairs management Wrigleys East Africa

Establishments under the Gold Excellent List will be unveiled on the 31st August during a remarkable gala evening at the dusitD2 Hotel. This night promises to be a fun night of food and drink, celebrating and championing our industry.


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