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The Canterbury Hospitality Awards affectionately known as "The Chevrons" are proudly brought to you by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand, Lead Partner and ambassador for the awards - Trents Wholesale, and Lexis ComplyHub.

The awards have been re-created with a fresh new identity to bring the Canterbury hospitality industry together. The awards provide a platform to encourage and support new and established industry leaders within Christchurch hospitality to celebrate the past years success and share with the rest of New Zealand.

Over 20 awards will be awarded to the best of the Canterbury hospitality industry, as voted by their peers. From crew members, to suppliers, to establishments – the best of the best will be celebrated for their contribution to creating a world-class hospitality industry in Canterbury.

About The Chevrons

Christchurch has been living in a topsy turvy world where something old comes down and something new pops up on the corner of the street every day. 

These awards, which were initiated by local Restaurant Association ex Branch President, café owner Sam Crofsky, are a celebration of the businesses of Christchurch and the people who are returning the vibrant hospitality industry to its former glory.

Cafés, restaurants, bars and other kickass hospitality joints (both new and old) have been at the core of the rebuild, bringing people back into the heart of the city. These establishments have given the community a reason to sit around the table, pick up their knives and forks, and be served by hospo folk doing a world-class job in the coolest come-back city ever.  

The Chevrons is our way of giving one big fist pump to these chefs, baristas, managers, suppliers, bartenders, caterers and everyone else doing a bangin’ job in Christchurch’s hospitality scene.