KEY DATES 2019
Thursday, 27 June 7.00pm
Friday, 12 July 5.00pm
Finalist Announced/Voting Opens
Tuesday, 16 July 7.00pm
Friday, 2 August 5.00pm
Monday, 12 August 6.00pm
More answers to all your burning questions below...
Nominations open Thursday, 27 June at 7.00pm until Sunday, 14, July at 5.00pm.
Anyone working in the Waikato 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are asked to give your name, email address, position and company name when submitting your nomination form.
The nomination period is a ‘free-for all’. You may nominate whomever you like in each category. When completing the online nomination form - you can cast a nomination in as many, or as little categories as you like.
To keep it fair, each establishment can only complete five nomination forms each!
We thought you might ask that...
Employers can nominate their employees of their own establishment and yes you can nominate your colleagues from your own establishment.
BUT to keep it fair, no individual is entitled to nominate themselves or the establishment they work for.
The Waikato Hospitality Awards nominations are open to all members of the industry, whether you are a member of the Restaurant Association or not.
However, it does pay to be a member of the Restaurant Association, because all members this year get a discounted ticket price to the awards night (whoop whoop!).
CLICK HERE for more details on becoming a RA Member.
You need to rally your peers for nominations during the nomination period (Thursday, 27 June to Sunday, 14 July).
Finalist's will be selected by an Industry Panel of hospitality professionals appointed by the Restaurant Association of NZ.
Finalists will be announced on Tuesday, 16 July via the Waikato Hospitality Awards Facebook Page.
Voting opens on Tuesday, 16 July until Sunday, 4 August at 5.00pm.
Winners will be selected by an Industry Panel of hospitality professionals appointed by the Restaurant Association of NZ, and announced at the awards evening on Monday, 12 August.
Same rules apply for the voting form as they do the nomination form.
Anyone working in the Waikato (excluding Taupo) hospitality industry can fill out a voting form. The ‘industry’ encompasses all owners and workers at hospitality establishments and their direct suppliers.
You are asked to give your name, email address, position and company name when submitting your voting form. PLEASE NOTE - You may only submit five voting forms per business. Any forms following that will be disregarded.
No individual can vote for themselves or the establishment they work for.
Monday, 12 August 2019 at The Atrium, Wintec
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 $105 per person or $95 per person for RA members.
PLEASE NOTE - Ticket numbers are strictly limited (due to venue capacity) so avoid missing out by purchasing your tickets early.
Tickets to the awards night go on sale on Thursday, 27 June - the same day nominations open.
You sure do! Every finalist will received one complimentary ticket to the event.
It’s important to note that ticket numbers are strictly limited (due to venue capacity) so avoid missing out by purchasing additional tickets early.
We’ll be popping a few bottles of champers, so yes - the awards evening on Monday, 12 August is R18 only.
Isn’t the pride and glory of being an Award Winner enough?
Just kidding... Each winner goes home with a rad wooden trophy – pop it up on your bar, your bathroom shelf, or wave it in the face of haters everywhere you go.