The coveted Chevron is a colourful and shapely wooden award, crafted by the talented team at Wood Masters. The trophy is awarded to a hospitality individual or establishment, recognised by their industry peers as being the best in the business.
The Gilmours Supreme Award is presented to an individual or establishment who received the most nominations by their hospitality peers across all category awards.
The best baristas know your name, coffee order, and your trim or full-fat preference. They’re quick with their tampering 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.
This stellar service team work together to ensure each glass in the room is never empty, can answer any trivial menu questions you throw at them, mind their P's and Q's and always remember to ask you the important age old question - "would you like some cracked pepper with that?". Which gang of waiters and waitresses know what it takes to keep you happy as Larry?
You might never see them, but you’ve definitely had a few successful dates with their food. This is the chef that keeps you coming back for their inspiring dishes, time and time again.
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?
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.
Exciting fast & fresh the kind of food & hospitality at a price that can be enjoyed on a regular basis. Casual Dining/Street Food has changed the way many of us like to eat & the nominees are at the forefront of this movement.
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.
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! This is a place where you know you can pop in on your own or meet a group of friends and the staff will still know your name, Better yet they will know your drink!
The Outstanding Ethnic Restaurant 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 the Northland region.
This 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.
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.
The Outstanding Food & Beverage Producer is your local supplier that lovingly makes, or delivers, those unique items that your business can't do without. The quality of the produce, the skill, creativity and passion of the producer means the food created is of the highest global standard.
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!
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.