The coveted Chevron is a colourful and shapely wooden award. The trophy is awarded to a hospitality individual or establishment, recognised by their industry peers as being the best in the business.
They know your face, they know your name and they know EXACTLY how you like your coffee. This Outstanding Barista is your favourite person in the room. They make a stunning brew, they are lightning fast and they never compromise on the quality of your coffee. Wellington is a coffee mad city and this Barista is the crème de la crème – it simply doesn’t get better than them.
This individual has the skill to know exactly what drink you need, when you need it all served with a sense of style, personality as well as unique charisma. They can make you…well pretty much anything, because they have great understanding of the products they work with, the environment of the moment plus they have that incredible knack of reading their customers needs to guide you with ease.
This year’s Outstanding Maitre'd not only embodies excellent hospitality but understands every element of their service with professionalism and charisma, they are the ‘face’ of their establishment, an amazing leader for their team and a great ambassador for the Southern Lakes Hospitality scene.
These Southern Lakes hospo naturals are a unified team all working in perfect harmony to create magic in the dining room, bar or café. They have each other’s back and they move as one to ensure your experience is second to none. They are always there at the perfect time to ensure every glass is full and every question is answered. They are knowledgeable and discreet, yet they ooze character and charisma. This is the best FOH team in the Southern Lakes region and they made every moment a memorable one.
The Outstanding Chef produces innovative and creative menus, showing exceptional culinary techniques using only the finest ingredients. The kitchen under their leadership and guidance produces outstanding and consistent dishes for their guests, all whilst engaging the front of house team to be inspired by every dish that touches the pass. This chef is an inspiration in all aspects of cooking and sets the standards we have grown to expect in the Southern Lakes culinary scene.
This is awarded to the category winner with the most overall votes across 'Crew Members of the Year' and 'Breakthrough Talent of the Year".
This year’s Emerging Chef is not only climbing the hospitality ladder but displays a passion and dedication for the industry in the kitchen. They are a confident, talented professional who demonstrates leadership potential with a great future in front of them. They have been in the industry for less than three years but in that time they have definitely made an impact.
This place is your favourite spot to eat on the regular at an affordable price. It’s efficient, fast food that is of course at its heart utterly delicious! Whether it’s a quick bite to eat as you stroll through the township, a favourite go to in your local suburb or a quick dine and dash, these guys sure know how to turn on the experience, no matter how informal the setting may be!
We are a region full of amazing cafes and these guys are the absolute best spot to pick up a great coffee, or maybe stay a little longer for a bite to eat. The Outstanding Café knows how to dish up a vast range of satisfying food, to accompany some of the best coffee in the world, all served in a relaxing, inviting space with standout customer service.
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.
The Outstanding Wine & Beverage List reflects both the overall style of the establishment and its menu; it displays an excellent array of multiple beverages as well as a variety of wine styles. Incredible thought has gone into the beverage offerings with the venue showing a commitment to both the style and food through their cellar and their service team.
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 is a venue where you make the effort to travel to time and time again, because let’s face it it’s well worth it! This is the spot where everything is on point, food, drinks, service you name it they have it and with that extra added bonus of a real community vibe.
This venue is all about celebrating the creative zest which runs through the Southern Lakes hospitality scene. This establishment has thoughtfully elegant décor throughout with exceptional music and lighting that not only accentuates but lifts the drinking/dining experience to its fullest.
They are setting the standard for hospitality and quality of product in our region with consistency and excellence in all facets of their business. They are known for keeping their loyal regulars excited and always enticing new customers to come join in the experience.
This is awarded to the category winner with the most overall votes across the 'Establishment of the Year' award recipients.
This person turns up at the right time, every time and knows exactly what product or support you need. Whether its staff training, organising an emergency delivery or simply being someone to bounce crazy ideas off – the Outstanding Sales Rep is YOUR support person on the ground and simply knows how best to support you, your business and your team.
This supplier is committed to top quality and innovative products, they listen to their customers and know what works well for each of their individual needs. They are always a phone call away with a team of professionals on board to provide you with all the essential goods and services you require to open the doors.
This is awarded to the category winner with the most overall votes across 'Suppliers of the Year' award recipients.
This Southern Lakes venue is an establishment that excels in customer service, consistency of product, welcoming ambience and style, attention to detail and is always willing to go the extra mile!