KEY DATES 2023
Tuesday, 1 August
Sunday, 20 August
Finalist Announced/Voting Opens
Tuesday, 29 August
People's Choice Nominations Open
Tuesday, 29 August
Sunday, 17 September
Tuesday, 3 Ocotber
More answers to all your burning questions below...
Nominations close on Sunday, 13 August.
Anyone working in the Nelson 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, position and company name when submitting your nomination form.
You can nominate anyone working in the Nelson 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.
We thought you might ask that...
To keep it fair, no individual is entitled to nominate themselves or the establishment they work for.
The Nelson Hospitality Awards is open to all members of the industry, whether you are a member of the Restaurant Association or Hospitality NZ or not...
However, it does pay to become a member of either the Restaurant Association or Hospitality NZ as there are a whole raft of benefits that can help you and your business.
As a member you will receive access to exclusive Helpline support and valuable tools and resources, discounts and savings from our fantastic partners, brand, access to education, training and professional development on all the latest food & beverage trends and much much more!
Think of us as your link between good food and good business!
Once nominations close on Sunday, 13 August, the nominations are collated and the finalists will be contacted with further information.
Finalists will then be announced on our Facebook Page on Tuesday, 29 August when Final Voting opens.
You can vote for your favourite (from the finalists in each category) online from Tuesday, 29 August.
Voting closes on Sunday, 17 September at 5.00pm.
Same rules apply for the voting form as they do the nomination form.
Anyone working in the Nelson 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.
Tuesday, 3 October 2023 at The Rutherford Hotel
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 $50 per person and include delicious canapes and beverages.
You sure do! Every finalist will receive one complimentary ticket to the event.
Yes - the awards evening on Tuesday, 3 October is R18 only.