The coveted Chevron is a colourful and shapely wooden award, crafted by the talented team at Kilmarnock Enterprises. The trophy is awarded to a hospitality individual or establishment, recognised by their industry peers as being the best in the business.
The best baristas know your name, coffee order, and your trim or full-fat preference. They’re quick with their tamping and grinding, without compromising the quality of your brew.
The Outstanding Bartender has an excellent memory, a sense of humour and a unique personal style. They can make you…well pretty much anything, because they have some great understanding of the products they work with, the environment of the moment plus they have the incredible knack of reading their customer’s needs.
The Outstanding Maitre’d embodies excellent hospitality and understands every element of their service with professionalism and charisma, they are the ‘face’ of their establishment & a great ambassador for the Christchurch Hospitality scene.
You might never see them, but you’ve definitely had a few successful dates with their food. Whether they know how to make your dream bowl of chips or can quenelle like a boss, this is the chef that keeps you coming back for their inspiring dishes, time and time again.
This is awarded to the category winner with the most overall votes in this 'Crew Members of the Year' section.
This individual entered the Canterbury hospo scene in 2018 and have been bringing a whole new energy to the industry ever since. They’re either turning heads on the cafe floor, bringing innovative ideas to the table, or nailing the big jobs as well as the smaller, less glamorous tasks. Everyone wants this person on their team.
This aspiring chef has had their fair share of dishy duties - and now it's time for them to really shine. Their vast, worldly knowledge of food leads you to suspect they've been sleeping with their cook books again, and you don't doubt for a second that they've been up all night practicing with the rate they're dicing onions these days. Which up & coming chef is making you go back for seconds every time?
Whether they present themselves on wheels, a trestle table, or out of a container, their loyal customers will follow them regardless of wherever they may pop up next.
These are the new kids who have opened their doors in the last 12 months bringing something exciting, different, and maybe a little bit quirky to our growing region. They have put as much time and effort into the ambience and design as they have in their menu. Their team of staff constantly showcase the values of the business through their consistency and passion.
This is awarded to the category winner with the most overall votes in the 'Breakthrough Talent of the Year' section.
This is an establishment which offers an array of great food, superb coffee, fabulous staff, a comfortable ambience and standout customer service. This is a place where the Barista knows your name, your order, and quite possibly knows what time you will be dropping in!
The Outstanding Bar does everything well from their warm and knowledgeable service, their impressive product range, fantastic atmosphere and well thought out food selections. Their outstanding beverage offering is innovative and their team take immense pride in the establishment. This bars' individual personality and style ensures it stands out from the crowd.
Sure, their coffee
is good and they know how to flawlessly poach an egg, but it's more than just
the menu that keeps you coming back to this establishment. Perhaps their open
space and natural lighting makes it the perfect spot to crack down and do some work, their fit out makes you feel like you've just walked into a design interior magazine, or maybe they've got a great playlist to chill out to and comfortable seating
that moulds perfectly to your behind.
The Outstanding Ethnic/Casual Dining specialises in the amazing different cuisines our fabulous world has to offer. You don't need a plane ticket to experience your favourite international flavours as this establishment is serving up pure authentic goodness right here in Canterbury.
This establishment is coaxing the people out of hiding and pumping life back inside the four aves of the Central City – whether they’re offering impeccable cheese scones, an exceptionally stocked bar, or the best fine dining experience for city goers.
This establishment is the hub of the community and a place where family and friends meet regularly and are also made to feel welcome and relaxed. It has that feeling of a home away from home! Who’s delivering that kind of experience in Canterbury but outside of Christchurch’s city limits? i.e. Akaroa
This Outstanding Restaurant has a fantastic a la carte menu complimented by an outstanding wine and beverage list. The establishment has professional and knowledgeable service with a welcoming ambience and style. Consistent and a pleasure to visit and is a complete dining experience.
This is awarded to the category winner with the most overall votes in this ‘Establishments of the Year’ category.
They know what you need and when you need it, before you’ve even thought about it. This is the sales rep that lightens the load and lightens the mood.
They’re a phone call away from providing whatever goods and services you need. They keep your ship sailing straight and your sail full of air!
It’s the little things that distinguish the good caterers from the great. Whether they whip out their rulers to set tables, avoid spilling red wine on the guests, or produce kick-ass food that turn the dullest of functions, into must-attend events.
This is awarded to the category winner with the most overall votes in this ‘Supplier of the Year’ section.
This is an establishment that excels in Customer Service, consistency in food preparation and delivery, welcoming ambience and style, attention to detail and is always willing to go that extra mile.