Palm Awards for the best restaurant concept was founded in France in 1993 by Daniel Majonchi (founder of Chantegrill restaurant chain and Mundaka restaurant). The award is granted annually by the Leaders Club International, international club of professionals in restaurant business, presided by its President Jürgen Strasser. Restaurants from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, and Russia, and in the near future Ireland and Turkey compete annually to get the status of the best restaurant concept. This year, an agreement on setting up subdivision of the Leaders Club Ukraine has been signed with RestoPraktiki. It means that history of Ukrainian Palm Awards is beginning in 2017.
Selection of participants for the competition in a long list is made based on application forms. New restaurants /bars /cafes /caravans are to fill in a form and if all requirements are met they are included on a list of participants.
The number of nominees in the long list is unlimited. Selection of finalists is made by LCU and invitee board of experts. It has been decided that only 10 concepts, which will prove to be the most impressive, bright and meet requirements of the Award, will be included in a short list.
Three winners will be nominated at the Palm Awards gala ceremony by participants in the ceremony, representatives of the restaurant business, suppliers, and journalists.
All 10 concepts will be presented to the audience at the ceremony. The presentation will take place on the stage where videos about every facility will be projected (no longer than three minutes) and also the owner will answer three questions of the hosts. After that, the guests of the ceremony will be handed over voting ballots where all 10 nominees will be enlisted. Favorite concepts will have to be marked with numbers. “One” would mean “Golden Palm”, “two” – “Silver Palm” and “three” – “Bronze Palm.” Based on the results of the voting, the winners will be announced. Restaurant-winner will represent Ukraine on International “Palm Branch”.
|5 JANUARY – 31 APRIL||19 April||15 May|
|Applications are accepted (long list)||Announcement of 10 finalists (short list)||Award Ceremony and voting. Selection of three winners|