Procedure

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION (2018)

• The restaurant must be a privately-owned and follow Mexican laws
• It must be open to the general public
• It must be in operation a minimum 3 months prior to the launch of the registration period.
• The address must be a fixed location (no itinerant establishments) with the capability to seat all patrons to enjoy their meals.
• There must be a full menu available with all prices displayed.
• The staff must include a Chef or Head of Kitchen.
Registration is free and must be submitted to the Organizing Committee. These forms can be obtained by phone at (624)143-3499 or by email at inscripciones@culinary-awards.com.

SECOND EDITION (2019)
Launch: Late 2018
Registration Period: TBA
Evaluation Period: TBA
Nominations Announcement: TBA
Gala Ceremony: April, 2019 (Venue: TBA)

Criteria could be modified accordingly to new rules and categories.

CATEGORIES (2018)

~ Jury Awards ~
1. Restaurant of the Year, located inside a Hotel
2. Restaurant of the Year, located independently in Los Cabos
3. Chef of the Year
4. New Restaurant
5. Rising New Chef
6. Culinary Proposal
7. Sweet Proposal
8. Restaurant Bar
9. Bartender of the Year
10. Wine Selection

~ People’s Choice Awards (Online Vote) ~
1. Culinary Experience | Located in Cabo San Lucas
2. Culinary Experience | Located in a Hotel in Cabo San Lucas
3. Culinary Experience | Located on the Los Cabos Tourist Corridor
4. Culinary Experience | Located in San José del Cabo
5. Culinary Experience | Located in a Hotel in San José del Cabo

~ Special Award ~
Culinary Achievement. Prize for contributing over the years to the culinary experience in Los Cabos. This category is outside of competition and is selected by the Organizing Committee of Culinary Awards Los Cabos

CATEGORIES. SECOND EDITION (2019)
Categories could be modified accordingly to new rules.

EVALUATION PROCESS

Launch &Call
Press Conference. Call via eblast, Social Network and Personal Meetings

Registration Period
Owners and/or General Managers and/or Qualified Staff register their Restaurant in accord to the criteria for participation.
Participation is free of charge and voluntary.
Restaurants must name a Project Leader. He or She must have the authority complete this registration form, as well as to provide the information requested in said form.

Jury Selection
Jury must be integrated by people recognized as Culinary Expert and foodie. Local restaurants followers.
In 2018, 41 experts were part of the Jury.
Jury is always kept anonymous as they visit all registered restaurants and paid for their consumption by their own. President of the Jury is of the public domain as He or She is the spokesperson of the whole Jury.

Evaluation Process (Jury Awards)
Members of the Jury visit all registered restaurants in combination. According to the Criteria for Evaluation, they emit their votes. To guarantee the validity of the results, an audit is performed by the Crowe Horwath firm.

Evaluation Process (People’s Choice Awards)
Online voting starts at the same time the Jury is visiting the restaurants. Residents and visitors can support their favorite restaurant according to the different categories.

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION

Some of the aspects that are considered by the Jury are:

• Taste and Presentation
• Originality and handling of ingredients
• Serving sizes
• Prices
• Service
• Hygiene in public areas
• Accessibility
• Facilities