ZEE ZEST UNLIMIT AWARDS- The pursuit of excellence

Honouring those who are on a journey to inspire, innovate and lead.

March, 2023: Zee Zest is a leading multi-platform lifestyle entertainment brand that enables its audiences to discover, engage & broaden their horizons on food, lifestyle, and travel trends. While it creates invigorating content by working with the finest talent in the industry, it is now time to honour the individuals and businesses who have helped this sector grow and prosper. To honour the industry shapers and risk takers, Zee Zest brings to you the first edition of the ZEE ZEST UNLIMIT AWARDS Co-Presented by L’Oreal Paris– New (Hyaluron) Moisture. The awards will recognize and felicitate those who inspire innovation, progress, and challenge the status quo; exemplifying the boundless possibilities in the world of culinary, travel, and hospitality.

The awards have been broadly divided into key pillars of cuisine, beverages & nightlife, travel, and individual achievers operating in this space. The winners will be decided by a combination of jury selection and viewer’s choice via voting process. A distinguished panel known for their limitless contribution to the industry has evaluated and reviewed all entries from each category and the consumers have voted for their favourites to arrive at the winners.

The jury comprises of tastemakers who evaluated the entries based on their deep understanding and expertise of the industry. They have been responsible for carefully reviewing the entries and making a fair and unbiased decision to recognise ‘people and institutions’ for their excellence. The jury has a healthy mix of food and wine experts, writers, influencers, chefs, consultants and more.

This esteemed jury panel includes industry connoisseurs like chef Ranveer Brar, food expert and chef Vinesh Johny, chef and restaurateur Anahita Dhondy, celebrity chef & TV presenter Kunal Kapur and Shipra Khanna, actor and TV presenter Maria Goretti, chefs and food historians Rakesh Raghunathan and Shri Bala, chefpreneur Ajay Chopra, actor and comedian Jaaved Jaaferi, eminent food columnists Anoothi Vishal, content creators Ashwin Rajagopalan and Indrajit Lahiri, entrepreneur Aneesh Bhasin, author & liquor baron Rocky Mohan, hotelier Diwan Gautam Anand, beverage expert Keshav Prakash.

The top 5 nominations from each category were open to public voting on www.zeezest.com/unlimitawards from 10th to 24th February following by the jury deliberation at ITC Maratha on 28th February for winner selection of each category. The entries included top luxury hotels & resorts to fine-dining restaurants, best home-grown wines to best nightclubs, and key influential mavericks in food and travel space that are carving the path of this industry with innovation, inventiveness, and consistency.

The award function will be held on March 21st, 2023 at ITC Grand Central, in Mumbai and will be hosted by famed voice over artist and actress Simaran Kaur and actor Harman Singha. It will be an evening to remember with celebrations and felicitations honouring the grit, vision, and hard work of those who have set new benchmarks in their respective field.

Speaking about the event, Mr. Amit Nair, Chief Channel Officer, Zee Zest said, “UNLIMIT represents the pursuit of unbound opportunities, innovation and excellence by breaking constraints and taking risks. It’s about being a visionary, leading by example, inspiring others to reach for the stars and to strive for excellence. It is a mindset that encourages individuals to live a life that is limitless in its potential and possibilities. It will be exciting to see the industry influencers come together and celebrate each other’s work and glory at this event.”  

The first edition of the ZEE ZEST UNLIMIT AWARDS Co-Presented by L’Oreal Paris– New (Hyaluron) Moisture will be telecast on 31st March on Zee Zest, Zee Zest HD, Zee Café and will be available to stream on zeezest.com

For more information on the event: www.zeezest.com/unlimitawards

About Zee Zest:

Zee Zest is Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited’s first lifestyle channel, where one can UNLIMIT Life through its varied and comprehensive line-up of shows. The channel presents content that is a perfect encapsulation of food, travel, lifestyle, home improvement, wellness, culture, and DIY. The brand is a 360-degree platform and reaches the audience via TV, the Web, Events, and Social Media. So, while the TV brings interesting viewing content, the social media platform provides a means to make it happen with recipes and interactive content. The Web platform and Events will become the two-way communication channel between the audience and the brand. One can UNLIMIT Life by joining Zee Zest to imagine and experience some of the never seen before, heard-before ideas and stories with some exclusive global content featuring for the first time in India. Zee Zest is available across all major cable, DTH, and digital platforms and on ZEEL’s digital and mobile entertainment platform, Zee5.

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