KEY DATES 2022
Nomination Open / Tickets On Sale
Tuesday, 28 June
Sunday, 17 July
Finalist Announced/Voting Opens
Tuesday, 26 July
People's Choice Nominations Open
Tuesday, 1 March
Voting & People's Choice Closes
Sunday, 14 August
Monday, 22 August
More answers to all your burning questions below...
We will be announcing the categories in the new year.
Nominations open Tuesday, 28 June until Sunday, 17 July.
Anyone working in the Otago hospitality industry can fill out a nomination form. The ‘industry’ encompasses all owners and workers at hospitality establishments and their direct suppliers. If you are unsure whether you are eligible to submit a nomination form, please email email@example.com.
You are asked to give your name, email address and workplace when submitting your nomination form.
You can nominate anyone working in the Otago hospitality industry, but we have a few rules in place to keep it fair:
No individual is entitled to nominate themselves or the establishment they work for
You can nominate your colleagues from your own establishment
Each establishment can only submit five nomination forms per business, any forms received over and above this will be disregarded
Please NB: You can nominate the establishment you work for in the People's Choice category (one nomination per email address)
Finalists are not selected based on popularity, we qualify and confirm details for each nomination to keep it fair. Any stacked nominations will be discarded...we'll be watching.
The Otago Hospitality Awards is open to all members of the industry...
However, it does pay to become a member of the Restaurant Association as there are a whole raft of benefits that can help you and your business.
As a member you will receive access to our exclusive 24/7 Helpline and valuable tools and resources, discounts and savings from our fantastic partners, brand exposure on our Dinefind website, access to education, training and professional development on all the latest food & beverage trends and much much more!
CLICK HERE for more details on becoming a RA Member.
Nominations received by industry are qualified, and finalists are selected by the Restaurant Association of NZ.
Finalists are announced on Tuesday, 26 July via the Otago Awards Facebook
Final voting opens on Tuesday, 26 July until Sunday, 14 August.
Same rules apply for the voting form as they do the nomination form.
Anyone working in the Manawatu hospitality industry can fill out a voting form. The ‘industry’ encompasses all owners and workers at hospitality establishments and their direct suppliers.
PLEASE NOTE - You may only submit five voting forms per business, any forms following that will be disregarded.
Venue coming soon.
Anyone! The awards night is a celebration of the industry as a whole. We encourage people from all sides of the industry to come along.
Tickets are $99 per person ($89 for RA members).
PLEASE NOTE - Ticket numbers are strictly limited (due to venue capacity) so avoid missing out buy purchasing your tickets early.
Tickets to the awards night go on sale via our website on Tuesday,28 June – the same day nominations open.
You sure do! Every finalist will received one complimentary ticket to the event.
It’s important to note that ticket numbers are strictly limited (due to venue capacity) so avoid missing out by purchasing additional tickets early.
We’ll be popping a few bottles of champers, so yes - the awards evening on Monday, 22 August is R18 only.
It’s important to us that we are great hosts and the safety of you, and other event attendees, our staff and volunteers and those at the venue is our top priority. Click HERE to view our Covid-19 Event Policy.