Awards and Honours

Awards and Honours

In 2018 Ken received the Outstanding Contribution to Food Award from the inaugural Golden Chopstick Awards. The awards celebrate the best of the UK’s oriental food community. He was also honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Culinary Culture by the Hurun Report, the world authority for the Chinese high net worth individuals. The Hurun Report aims to build a bridge linking the elites from both the UK and China and recognise outstanding contribution for the UK-China relationship.

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) and has retained its star for 2016 and 2017.

Appointed a “GREAT” Britain campaign ambassador (2014)

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

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:

Annual Ken Hom Lecture series at Oxford Brookes University

Ken Hom Writer in Residence Fellowship at Oxford Brookes University

The Ken Hom Collection at the Oxford Brookes University

Book awards:

Gourmand International Awards 2014 Cookbook – “Best in the USA” award for :Truffles, “Ken Hom, Pierre – Jean Pebeyre” Category: Mushrooms Truffles

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)

“Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure“ (with Ching He Huang) (2012) Gourmand International Awards 2013, Paris Cookbook Fair – ‘Best in the World’ award for the Culinary Travel Category

“Truffes” with Pierre-Jean Pébeyre (Hachette, 2001) Shortlisted for Prix Litteraire de la Gastronomie Antonin Careme

“Ken Hom’s Quick Wok” (Headline Books, 2001) Cookbook of the Year from Food and Wine magazine, USA

“Easy Family Dishes: A Memoir with Recipes” (BBC Books, 1998) Winner of the Andre Simon Memorial Book of Year

“The Taste of China” (Pavilion Books, 1990) Shortlisted for Andre Simon Memorial Book of Year

“Ken Hom’s East Meets West Cuisine” (Macmillan, 1987) Shortlisted for Andre Simon Memorial Book of Year