Restaurant Association of New Zealand

Rotorua Hospitality Awards

The Rotorua Hospitality Awards are the region's premier hospitality awards

The awards, which will be held on 29th June 2014 at Rotorua Convention Centre, celebrate and recognise everything and everyone that is hospitality; from the front of house team to the kitchen crew; from baristas to bar stars; from restaurants, bars to top industry personalities. The glittering awards night is a big night out, everyone has a chance to let their hair down and raise a glass to hospo in New Zealands own Vegas!

The Rotorua Hospitality Awards salute hospitality excellence and all the great things that this industry offers in Rotorua and are presented by the Restaurant Association of NZ, Rotorua Branch.

For more information go to www.rotoruaawards.co.nz.

Here's a glance at the finalists in the 2014 Rotorua Hospitality Awards...

People’s Choice

  • Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant
  • Be Rude Not To Cafe
  • Mala Waqanimarvu – Cobb and Co

More FM Outstanding Bar

  • Brew Craft Beer Pub
  • Pig & Whistle
  • The Lava Bar

The Blue Baths Outstanding Barista

  • Christina Aldworth – Fat Dog Cafe & Bar
  • Cherrise Karaitiana – Abracadabra Cafe
  • Simon Kerr – Zippy Central Bar & Cafe

Beam Global Outstanding Bartender

  • Mel Rolfe – Brew Craft Beer Pub
  • Mala Waqanimaravu – Cobb and Co
  • Scott Toner – Scotty’s Bar

Bidvest Outstanding Café

  • Capers Epicurean
  • Lime Caffeteria
  • Third Place Café

Skyline Outstanding Caterer

  • Blue Baths
  • Eurest
  • The Catering Company

Unilever Food Solutions Emerging Chef

  • Digraj Baghela – Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort
  • Kamal Shresdha – Sudima Hotel
  • Sam O’Connor – Regent of Rotorua

Menumate Outstanding Chef

  • Khushi Ram – Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant
  • Mark Solon – Urbano Bistro
  • Craig Martin – Peppers on the Point

Inghams Outstanding Hotel Restaurant

  • Atlas Restaurant – Novotel
  • Chapman’s Restaurant – Holiday Inn
  • Regent of Rotorua

Service IQ Outstanding Maori Cultural Dining Experience

  • Mitai Maori Village
  • Tamaki Maori Village
  • Te Puia – Te Po

Tohu Wines Outstanding Supplier

  • Fenton Quality Produce
  • Gilmours
  • Bidvest

OneMusic Outstanding Restaurant

  • Cobb and Co 
  • Leonardo’s Pure Italian
  • Urbano Bistro

Rotorua Daily Post Outstanding Takeaway

  • Oppies Fish & Chips
  • Springfield Takeaway
  • Devon Seafoods

Waiariki Institute of Technology Outstanding Waiter

  • Jasdeep Singh – Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant
  • Marty Kroese – Fat Dog Cafe & Bar
  • Danny Stoneham – Ambrosia Restaurant & Bar

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Nominations & Voting

Find out more about Nominations and Voting for the 2014 Rotorua Hospitality Awards.

Tickets and Event

Tickets to the 2014 Rotorua Hospitality Awards will be available for purchase early June 2014.

2014 Sponsors

Sponsors for the 2014 Rotorua Hospitality Awards are:

About Us

The Rotorua Awards were inaugurated to provide an appropriately prestigious vehicle to recognise the extreme demands on the Hospitality Industry