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.
They know what you fancy, before you approach the bar... And their spectacular concoctions always get you on a good buzz.
Has outstanding knowledge of the menu and wine and beverage list, has excellent technical skills, offers friendly, helpful service, attentive but not obtrusive, professional in every way. Well groomed and a team player.
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. 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.
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!
Your favourite local supplier that lovingly makes, or delivers, those unique items that your business can't do without. From coffee beans, to cheese, bread and foraged findings – these are the guys that take your menu to the next level.
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.
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 individual entered the Southern Lakes hospo scene in 2016 and have been bringing a whole new energy to the industry ever since. With an excellent knowledge and a broad understanding of all styles of wine, they take the customer on a journey of understanding and help recommend the best possible food and wine pairings.
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.
Cafes all provide similar things, but which one is doing those everyday things the best? That is the question...
It’s the weekend and you’re deciding which bar to head to after a long week at work. Where are you and your mates always guaranteed a good time?
This Award recognises the winery that not only produces excellent wines but also provides an all round wine and tourism experience for locals and visitors alike. It’s the remarkable winery you’re proud to take your visitors to.
This restaurant never disappoints. What comes out of the kitchen is flawless, you can’t fault the service, and to top it off, they’ve nailed the decor. Heck, this may be what love feels like.
This establishment is coaxing the people out of hiding and pumping life into the Central City – whether they’re offering impeccable cheese scones, an exceptionally stocked bar, or the best fine dining experience for city goers.
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.
This award is dished out to the industry member who has gone above and beyond, as nominated by their hospitality peers.