Restaurant Association of New Zealand

Rotorua Hospitality Awards

The Rotorua Hospitality Awards are the region's premier hospitality awards and will be held on 2nd July, 2017!


The 6th annual awards 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 Zealand's 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 reminder of the 2016 Rotorua Hospitality Awards. The winners were...

Robert Harris Airport Outstanding Barista ~ Ashleigh Heard (Picnic Café)

Bidvest Outstanding Café ~ Lime Caffeteria

The Hits 97.5 Outstanding Takeout ~ Burger Fuel

Skyline Rotorua Outstanding Caterer ~ The Catering Company

Rotorua Daily Post Outstanding Ethnic Restaurant ~ Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant

Rotorua Lakes Council People’s Choice ~ Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar

Spark Business Icon of Hospitality ~ Pipiana Whiston (Millennium Hotel Rotorua)

Tohu Wines Front of House Star ~ Aroha Butler McLeod (Leonardo’s Pure Italian)

Inghams Outstanding Hotel Restaurant ~ Atlas Restaurant (Novotel Lakeside Rotorua)

Service IQ Emerging Chef ~ Keegan Watson-Hopwood (Rydges Rotorua)

Independent Liquor Emerging Business ~ Atticus Finch

Simply Pure Outstanding Bartender ~ Alex Ciuccariello (Regent of Rotorua)

Simply Pure Outstanding Bartender Matariki Cocktail Punch ~ Herbert Mitchell (Pig n’ Whistle)

Jasco Distributing Outstanding Bar ~ Ponsonby Road Lounge Bar

Menumate Point of Sale Outstanding Chef ~ Dean Lindebaum (Leonardos Pure Italian)

OneMusic Outstanding Restaurant ~ Urbano Bistro

Restaurant Association of NZ Outstanding Sales Rep ~ William Nicholls (Bidvest)

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

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