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.
The Outstanding Hospitality Professional has been a true leader in the Wellington hospitality community for an extended period of time. This person is a well-known personality through their continued involvement in the marketplace and is respected industry-wide for their business achievements and passion for the industry. They are a true brand ambassador for Wellington hospitality and willingly give their time and expertise on to the next generation.
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.
This is the person who holds your love of caffeine in their hands, they have seen you in your gym gear, in your work gear or fresh with coffee desperation after lockdown. They know your order by heart and delivery it with a side of comfortable familiarity and professionalism. Wellington is the founding point of great coffee in Aotearoa and this Barista is the foam on top.
A great bartender can pour you the perfect drink from just a few moment of conversation, they know what is on trend or when to bring out a classic. They have shaken, stirred or blended their way into your heart and are you go to on a night out or for a quiet drink. This person has the skill to knock your socks off with a signature cocktail, they know the wine list by heart and can pair the perfect drink with whatever your choose on the menu.
This team works with flawless untiy, from your first moment through the door to dessert arriving at the table they cover every detail. They know when to be at your table, when your glass needs a top up and can hear a dropped knife from the other side of the room. Their service is consistant and you can tell that they work as a team. This Wellington crew are what sees you return to their establishment time and time again.
This Chef is both a visonary and a leader, they have passion for the food culture that is woven into the fabric of Wellington and they delivery it onto every plate. They are an ambassador of local produce and an innovator of new techniques and always have their finger on the pulse of what their customers want to eat. This Chef inspires others through their passion for food and delivers exceptional dishes to their guests at every service.
With 3 years or less under their belt, this chef shows a dedication in the kitchen that will see them rise to the top of the Wellington food scene. They are a sponge for knowledge but are also an innovator who will take risks to see the reward transferred onto the plate. This person is just at the start of what will be a great career and you will hear their name many times to come.
Everyone wants this hospo newbie on their team. Having recently caught the hospitality bug this front of house superstar is making waves and getting noticed. They are eager to learn but also have some new ideas to teach, they are a joy to have as part of the team adn have a long road ahead of them as part of the industry.
This Outstanding Street Food/Takeout is exciting; offering food that is fast, tasty and authentic - the kind of food that you love to eat. Whether it’s your favourite go to in your local suburb, a quick dine and dash, or a bite to eat as you stroll through your favourite Wellington Market.
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!
This venue is the quintessential Wellington beer merchant. Their selection of suds is both varied, unique and interesting with a team that are all passionate about serving it too. One of the most ‘Wellington’ experiences you can get in this day of craft beer.
This venue has a perfectly curated wine list where their selection is both expert and thoughtful whilst covering a wide range of styles to suit any mood. The team is passionate and knowledgeable about what is in the glass and always on hand to tell you about their latest wine find. A great place to just sit and enjoy an old favourite, or explore something entirely new.
This venue blends the best of the city’s mixology with the most welcoming of hospitality. It feels like ‘your spot’, a place to enjoy the company of friends, make new friends, or simply perch at the bar and unwind. The cocktails are innovative, interesting, thoughtful and fun.
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.
This establishment is more than great food and a killer drinks list! They have thoughtfully designed a spot which delivers a huge impact when you walk through their doors. Whether it’s the comfy furniture, eccentric artwork, banging playlist or mood lighting this place has ‘hit the nail on the head’ with design and atmosphere.
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 Restaurant has a fantastic menu complimented by an outstanding wine and beverage list. The establishment offers professional and knowledgeable service, with a welcoming ambience and style. Consistent and a pleasure to visit, you get the complete dining experience here.
Some of the best sales conversations happen when you don't talk about the product. This Sales Rep is a relationship builder, they will know not only their products but also your business needs. They are there when you need them with the right product for the right price and are willing to go the extra mile to keep theri customers happy.
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.
It’s the little things that distinguish the good caterers from the great. Whether they whip out their rulers to set tables, avoid spilling red wine on the guests, or produce kick-ass food that turn the dullest of functions, into must-attend events.
This Wellington 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!