Called in from across the global Time Out network, our six judges will be evaluating all nominees in the Restaurant, Bar, Café and Shop categories. Final award decisions will be based on their merciless but always fair assessments.
International Digital Content Editor
Alex is Time Out's International Digital Content Editor, and can usually be found uploading pictures of his dinner to Instagram or travelling great distances to spend a fortune on a cup of filter coffee. London is home, but he loves seeing the world: he is particularly fond of culinary capitals like Mumbai, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
Editor in Chief
Carla Sosenko is the Editor in Chief of Time Out New York. Previously, she was the deputy editor of TONY, and before that, the managing editor of Life & Style Weekly and In Touch Weekly. Her writing has appeared in Marie Claire, Self, Jezebel, The Hairpin, Laughspin, Gizmodo and more. She can frequently be seen on TV as an unofficial NYC hype girl.
Top Koaysomboon is Time Out Bangkok editor. He loves exploring the new lifestyle happenings in Bangkok and around the world as much as hunting for new scented candles and white sneakers.
Social Media Manager and Lifestyle/Shopping Editor
Kaila is the social media manager and lifestyle shopping editor from Time Out Hong Kong. She's always on the hunt for the best trends, shopping deals and the perfect Instagram photo. She dreams of eating her way around the world one city at a time.
Having joined Time Out Beijing in 2008, Kenneth Tan launched Time Out Shanghai in 2010 and is currently looking to stamp Time Out's footprints all across China. The Singaporean Group Editor-in-Chief is a wanderluster and has no qualms getting off the beaten track for a unique experience or waiting in line for hours for a gourmet treat. He's excited to be part of Time Out Tokyo's Love City awards and can't wait to take in the best that the city has to offer.
Lim Chee Wah
Chee Wah wears a couple of hats: one as the editorial director for Time Out Malaysia and Singapore, and the other as the editor-in-chief of Time Out Kuala Lumpur. Chee Wah loves food; he is intrigued by how food is possibly the truest reflection of a culture – all its history, intricacies and beauty. Also, he drinks so much coffee he almost operates on caffeine. He’s active on Instagram @cheewah.
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