Rotorua Hospitality Awards
The Rotorua Hospitality Awards are the region's premier hospitality awards and voting is now open until 5.00pm, Sunday 3 rd July - vote for who you think is the best in Rotorua hospitality!
The 5th annual awards, which will be held on 17th July, 2016 at the Energy Events 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 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.
The finalists for 2016 are...
Restaurant Association of NZ Outstanding Barista
Ashleigh Heard – Picnic Café
Mereana Jessie Gray – Market Kitchen
Rachael Atkinson – Library Café
Bidvest Outstanding Café
Third Place Café
Independent Liquor Outstanding Bartender
Alex Ciuccariello – Regent of Rotorua
Alok Sharma – Stratosfare Restaurant
Herbert Mitchell – Pig n Whistle
Raj (LK) Shunmgaraj – Mezze Bar
Jasco Distributing Outstanding Bar
Brew Craft Beer Pub
Ponsonby Rd Lounge Bar
The Lava Bar
Rotorua Daily Post Outstanding Ethnic Restaurant
Indian Star Tandoori Restaurant
Leonardos Pure Italian
Restaurant Association of NZ Outstanding Sales Rep
Donna Bloore – Jasco Distributing
Nick Patel – Fenton Quality Produce
William Nicholls – Bidvest
Skyline Rotorua Outstanding Caterer
The Blue Baths
The Catering Company
Restaurant Association of NZ Emerging Business
Tohu Wines Front of House Star
Aroha Butler McLeod – Leonardos Pure Italian
Ashwin Poojari – Rydges Rotorua
Roxxane Pari – Stratosfare Restaurant
Inghams Outstanding Hotel Restaurant
Chapmans Restaurant & Bar
Regent of Rotorua
The Hits 97.5 Outstanding Takeout
Oppies Fish & Chips
Service IQ Emerging Chef
Dariana Kelly – Capers Epicurean
Keegan Watson-Hopgood – Rydges Rotorua
Zac Donald – Stratosfare Restaurant
Menumate Outstanding Chef
Bruce Thomason – Bistro 1284
Dean Lindebaum – Leonardos Pure Italian
Shakthi Muthusamy – Stratosfare Restaurant
OneMusic Outstanding Restaurant
CBK – Craft Beer Kitchen
Find out more about Nominations and Voting for the Rotorua Hospitality Awards.
The Rotorua Awards were inaugurated to provide an appropriately prestigious vehicle to recognise the extreme demands on the Hospitality Industry
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