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 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 tamping and grinding, without compromising the quality of your brew. 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. They open your eyes and taste buds to new cocktails and drinks with great finesse and speed.
These Wellington 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 Wellington and they made every moment a memorable one.
This year’s outstanding maître 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 Wellington Hospitality scene.
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 thriving Wellington culinary scene.
This year’s Emerging chef is not only climbing the Wellington 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 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.
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.
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!
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.