The Golden Foodie Awards is pleased to announce a new master of ceremonies to host the 2017 red carpet affair. Celebrated culinary writer and Food Network personality, Simon Majumdar, will lead the Golden Foodie Awards on-stage unveiling winners in 18 categories including Golden Chef of the Year, Golden Pastry Chef of the Year, and Best New Restaurant. The awards celebration will return to the Newport Beach Marriott on September 24, 2017 and will offer tastings and cocktails from Orange County’s finest culinary creators, and honor winners with Golden Foodie statues and prizes.
Simon Majumdar is a world-renowned cook, author and broadcaster who has dedicated the second half of his time on this planet to fulfill his ambition to “Go Everywhere. Eat Everything." It is a journey that has taken him to all fifty states and to dozens of countries around the world. He has written three books including Eat My Globe, Eating for Britain, and his latest, Fed, White and Blue, catalogues his journey to American citizenship. Simon is also a well-recognized personality on the Food Network, regularly appearing on shows such as Iron Chef America, The Next Iron Chef, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Cutthroat Kitchen, Extreme Chef and Beat Bobby Flay. He has also appeared as an expert commentator on National Geographic's major series “EAT: The Story of Food." He lives in Los Angeles.