KEY DATES 2022
Tuesday, 10 May
Sunday, 29 May
Finalist Announced/Voting Opens
Tuesday, 7 June
Sunday, 26 June
Sunday, 3 July
More answers to all your burning questions below...
Nominations open Tuesday, 10 May until Sunday, 29 May.
Anyone working in the Bay of Plenty hospitality industry (excluding Rotorua) 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, position and company name when submitting your nomination form.
You can nominate anyone working in the Bay of Plenty hospitality industry, however you cannot nominate your colleagues or fellow employees, or the establishment you work for.
If your establishment is part of a group, you cannot nominate any staff members or establishments within the wider group.
Please NB: Employers/Managers can nominate their employees in the Emerging Front of House and Emerging Chef categories. You will be asked to provide information relating to this person and their role within your establishment on the nomination form.
Each establishment can only submit five nomination forms per business, any forms received over and above this will be disregarded.
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To keep it fair, no individual is entitled to nominate themselves or the establishment they work for.
The Bay Hospitality Awards nominations are open to all members of the industry, whether you are a member of the Restaurant Association or not.
However, it does pay to be a member of the Restaurant Association, because all members this year get a discounted ticket price to the awards night (whoop whoop!).
CLICK HERE for more details on becoming a RA Member.
Once nominations close on Sunday, 29 May at 5.00pm, the nominations are collated and the finalists will be contacted with further information.
Finalists will then be announced on our Facebook Page on Tuesday, 7 June when Final Voting opens.
You can vote for your favourite (from the finalists in each category) online from Tuesday, 7 June.
Voting closes on Sunday, 26 June at 5.00pm.
Same rules apply for the voting form as they do the nomination form.
Anyone working in the Bay 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.
Sunday, 3 July. Venue to be confirmed shortly.
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 $99per person or $89 per person for RA members.
PLEASE NOTE - Ticket numbers are strictly limited (due to venue capacity) so avoid missing out by purchasing your tickets early.
Tickets to the awards night go on sale on Tuesday, 10 May - 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 Sunday, 3 July is R18 only.
Isn’t the pride and glory of being an Award Winner enough?
Just kidding... Each winner goes home with a rad wooden trophy – pop it up on your bar, your bathroom shelf, or wave it in the face of haters everywhere you go.
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.