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.
This is presented to an individual who has been influential and has made a significant contribution to the hospitality industry. They are recognised for their pioneering spirit, energy, resourcefulness, and commitment to the hospitality industry.
This is presented to an establishment who has been influential and has made a significant contribution to the hospitality industry. They are recognised for their pioneering spirit, energy, resourcefulness, and commitment to the hospitality industry.
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.
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.
These Taranaki 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 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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
The Outstanding 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.
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.