Our complete list of hospitality awards. Visit the award’s page to learn more, and to see the current and past winners.

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Outstanding Producer

Sponsored by The Recruitment Network — Recognizing a single producer who creates a benchmark product of exceptional quality. The outstanding producer supplies direct to market and to the trade. Their product is created with passion and has the service to match.

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Outstanding Bartender

Sponsored by Winterhalter — The Outstanding Bartender has 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.

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Outstanding Cafe

Sponsored by Bidfood — The Outstanding cafe is an establishment that offers an array of great food, superb coffee, fabulous staff, ambience and standout customer service. This is the place where the team knows your order, and quite often knows when you are coming in.

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Outstanding Supplier

Sponsored by Hospitality NZ — The Outstanding Supplier is committed to top quality and innovative products. They listen to their customers and know what works well for each of their individual clients. They have an excellent support team working with them to ensure not only is the product of the highest standard, but the delivery and execution of each delivery is achieved on time.

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Outstanding Caterer

Sponsored by Hellers — The Outstanding Caterer is known for their exceptional food and beverage offerings as well as providing exemplary service. Their menus are designed to meet the personal and financial needs of their client.They take the stress out of organizing an event and make the process seamless, they listen to their customers’ needs and wow them on the day!

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Outstanding Wine Service Professional

Sponsored by Negociants NZ — The Outstanding Wine Service Professional has an excellent knowledge and a broad understanding of both New and Old world styles of wine. Not only are they passionate about the industry they also create well balanced and interesting wine lists which excite and challenge the customer.They take the customer on a journey of understanding and help recommend the best possibly food and wine pairings.

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Outstanding Hospitality Personality

Sponsored by Moët Hennessy — The Outstanding Personality is an individual who, over an extended period, has shown outstanding commitment to the betterment of Auckland’s hospitality industry. 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 hospitality and willingly give their time and expertise to the next generation.

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Outstanding Cheap Eats

Sponsored by Clyth Macleod — Outstanding Cheap Eats is exciting; it is about offering food that is fast, tasty and authentic – the kind of food that you love to eat. They do a few dishes, but they do them exceptionally well, and their menu can change at a whim highlighting what is fresh and local. Cheap eats have changed how many of us like to eat, and they are part of the adaptable face …read more

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Outstanding New Venue

Sponsored by Independent Liquor — The Outstanding New Venue has been open for less than two years. Their venue stands apart from the others through their fantastic atmosphere but also for their point of difference. They have put as much time into the menu, their beverages, the atmosphere and their brand and the team of staff constantly showcase the values of the business through their consistency and passion.

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Outstanding Chef

Sponsored by Loaf — The Outstanding Chef produces innovative and creative menus, showing exceptional culinary techniques using only the best ingredients. They can get the front of house team to believe in the dishes as much as they do, which in turn ensures their vision is successfully communicated to all guests. The kitchen under their guidance and leadership produces outstanding and consistent dishes for their guests. They are an inspiration in all aspects of cooking …read more

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Outstanding Maitre D’

Sponsored by Antipodes — The Outstanding Maître d’ embodies the concept of service; they understand every element of hospitality. Along with demonstrating their strong leadership skills they are the ‘face of their establishment. They have a welcoming presence, with the ability to put the customer at ease. With their outstanding communication skills, they keep the harmony between both front and back of house to create a seamless experience for all.

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Outstanding Barista

Sponsored by Meadow Fresh — The outstanding barista is passionate about their craft. They are professional and consistent in the taste and presentation of coffee. They understand their customers and whilst they display great technical skills: it is their customer’s skills that set them apart from the others, because we know if the customers are consistently served great coffee, they will be back.

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Outstanding Establishment

Sponsored by One Music — The Outstanding Establishment has been around for longer than two years. They bring their loyal fans back time and time again and all the while gaining new ones. They constantly keep things fresh, but their winning formula is their team, their menus and beverage selection, a fantastic environment and their commitment to both customers and suppliers.

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Outstanding Restaurateur

Sponsored by Pernod Ricard — The Outstanding Restaurateur is both an astute business person but also a charismatic leader. They are engaged, gracious and generous with their time to not only the team, and the clientele but also to the wider hospitality industry. They strive to achieve overall perfection through hard work and this shows in their passion for their business and their team.

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Outstanding Wine List

Sponsored by EuroVintage — The Outstanding Wine List reflects both the overall style of the establishment and its menu. It displays an excellent foray across multiple wine growing regions in both NZ and overseas, as well as a variety of wine styles. Incredible thought has gone into this wine list, with the venue showing a commitment to both the wine and the menu, through their cellar and their service team.

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Outstanding Waiter

Sponsored by Crombie Lockwood — The Outstanding Waiter puts the customer first, they strive to establish a connection with them,and can adjust quickly with all the different types of guests and situations. Not only do they have a full knowledge of the menu, beverage and wine lists but they use their initiative, are perceptive and tactful. They are passionate about the restaurant and the team they work with.

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Outstanding Bar

Sponsored by Hancocks — 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.

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Outstanding Sales Representative

Sponsored by Restaurant Association — The Outstanding Sales Representative knows that each of their customers’ needs are different and that their world is not black and white, flexibility is the key! They are committed to the industry and always go the extra mile for their customers. They are an outstanding brand ambassador for the product they are selling as well as being an exceptional advocate for their customers out in the marketplace.

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Outstanding Local

Sponsored by Southern Hospitality — The Outstanding Local 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 …read more