Awards and Honours

Awards and Honours

Appointed Ambassador of Guangzhou Cultural Exchange in the New Era by the Guangzhou Municipal People’s Government (2019)

The Golden Chopsticks Award – Outstanding Contribution to Food Award (2018)

Hurun Lifetime Achievement Award for services to culinary culture (2018)

Appointed Founding Patron of Oxford Cultural Collective (2017)

Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Curry Festival (2016)

Ken Hom’s restaurant MEE at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro,

Brazil receives a Michelin star. One of only six to receive it in Rio de Janeiro (9 April 2015)

Appointed a “GREAT” Britain campaign ambassador (2014)

Appointed advisory board member of the Berkshire Encyclopaedia of Chinese Cuisines 2014 (USA)

Gourmand International Awards 2013 Cookbook – ‘Best in the World’ award for the Culinary Travel Category for Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure (with Ching He Huang) (Paris Cookbook Fair)

Food Broadcast of the Year Award 2013 for “Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure” with Ching He Huang Guild of Food Writers Awards

Prestigious Peabody Award for “Noodle Road” TV documentary series for KBS, 2010

Honorary Member of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, 2010

“Noodle Road” nominated for best TV documentary of New York Film Festival, 2010

Awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the culinary arts, 2009

Grand Prize Winner – Korea’s Producer Award for “Noodle Road”, 2009

Grand Prize Winner Documentary – ABU Awards, 2009

Honorary doctorate from Oxford Brookes University for outstanding success within the international food world, 2007

Appointed Founding Patron of Oxford Gastronomica: the Centre for Food, Drink and Culture, 2007

Honorary Member of The 48 Group Club, 2002

Honorary Chairperson of The Institute for the Advancement of the Science & Art of Chinese Cuisine, 1993

Inducted in the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America as recognition of significant and lasting achievement in the culinary industry, 1990

In Ken Hom’s name:

The Ken Hom/ Lee Kum Kee Scholarship

Annual Ken Hom Lecture series at Oxford Cultural Collective

Ken Hom Writer in Residence Fellowship at Oxford Brookes University

The Ken Hom Library at the Oxford Brookes University Library

Book awards:

Truffles with Pierre-Jean Pébeyre (Serindia Contemporary, 2014)

Winner Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2015 for Best Mushrooms (USA)

Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure (with Ching He Huang) (BBC Books, 2012)

Winner Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2013 for Culinary Travel Short listed for The Guild of Food Writers Awards 2013 for both the Food Broadcast of the Year

Award and the Award for Work on Food and Travel Chinesisch kochen (Droemersche Verlagsanstalt Th. Knaur Nachf. GmbH, München 2003) Gastronomische Akademie – Deutschland (GAD) Silver Medal

Wok – Thailändisch Kochen (Augustus Verlag, München 2002) Gastronomische Akademie – Deutschland (GAD) Silver Medal

Ken Hom’s Quick Wok (Headline Books, 2001)

Cookbook of the Year from Food & Wine magazine, USA

Truffes with Pierre-Jean Pébeyre (Hachette, 2001)

Short listed for Prix Litteraire de la Gastronomie Antonin Careme

Easy Family Dishes: A Memoir with Recipes (BBC Books, 1998)

Winner of the Andre Simon Memorial Book of Year 1998

The Taste of China (Pavilion Books, 1990)

Short listed for Andre Simon Memorial Book of Year 1990

Ken Hom’s East Meets West Cuisine (Macmillan, 1987) In hardback & paperback

Short listed for Andre Simon Memorial Book of Year 1987