The Indian Executive Club has understood the growing need for a platform that recognises and supports the restaurant industry, passionately influenced by spice-based cuisine. Thus, the birth of the SpiceOut Awards 2015. The event is set to take place within a beautiful glass restaurant atmosphere at Werribee Race Course on 15 August.

Launched as an annual publication in 2014, the corporate event has turned a new leaf with an awards platform that aims to honour the spicy crème de la crème of the restaurant sector.

“It’s one thing to say you are the best in the restaurant industry and it’s another to let your customer’s tongues do all the talking. For any restaurateur, the latter would the ideal situation! Therefore, there is nothing like having your customers vouch for you through SpiceOut Awards online voting process,” says Natasha Doraiswamy, Vice Chairperson, IEC.

blake collins urbanspoonHaving kick-started this initiative on a high with India’s very own masterchef Sanjeev Kapoor, IEC proudly announces the involvement of an online and mobile restaurant search and discovery service that has been catering to the sector for years now. Yes, this is none other than the platform recently acquired by Zomato, Urbanspoon. And throwing light on the evolution of restaurants influenced by spice-based cuisine will be Zomato’s very own Regional Head Blake Collins.

Blake is an accomplished senior executive motivated by transforming and invigorating business performance to achieve commercial and operational success with Zomato. He holds extensive business management experience spanning all areas of the sales and operational functions within the media, digital, technology and services landscape. His nature to empower employees and his agile, successful, outcome orientated sales culture will add much value to the message he will deliver at the SpiceOut Awards ceremony this year.