Restaurant Association of New Zealand

Bay Hospitality Awards

The Restaurant Association is proud to announce the inaugural Bay Hospitality Awards.

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

The Bay Hospitality Awards includes the following regions: Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa.

Sunday 27th November 2016
Mills Reef Winery, Tauranga
5.30pm - Midnight

The finalists of the inaugural Restaurant Association’s Bay Hospitality Awards have been announced!


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Nominations open on Tuesday, 20 September from 9.00am until Sunday, 09 October at 5.00pm

Final Voting
Final voting open on Tuesday, 18th October from 9.00am until Sunday, 13th November at 5.00pm

Awards Evening
The awards evening will be held on Sunday the 27th November 2016


Outstanding Bar - This drinking establishment is professional and passionate. The service is efficient and friendly and the atmosphere leaves you wanting to return regularly. Sponsored by Pernod Ricard

Outstanding Barista - This barista is professional and consistent in the taste and presentation of coffee. They display great technical skills and customer service, whilst showing a true passion for coffee. Sponsored by Goodman Fielder

Outstanding Café - Vibrancy in service, personable staff, and customer focused. Setting their own café trend, but also innovative. This café provides counter service, has great food, superb coffee and many returning customers.

Outstanding Caterer - Known for exceptional food & service with a smile. Their menus are designed to meet personal and financial needs of the client. Food is displayed in an attractive way with attention to detail.

Outstanding Chef - An inspiration to all staff, runs a smooth kitchen consistently producing outstanding food. Meets the requirements regarding costs, timings and efficiencies. Is seen as being proactive in nurturing and assisting junior staff to a capable level of service. Sponsored by Bidvest Tauranga

Emerging Chef - An emerging or apprentice chef who shows potential. They are willing to listen and learn at the same time as showing flair and creativity. They have a good attitude and work ethic. Sponsored by Moana New Zealand

Outstanding Design/Ambiance - A place that has that special X factor in style, confidence and atmosphere and where your dining experience is enhanced. Sponsored by OneMusic

Outstanding Ethnic Restaurant

Outstanding Front of House Team - Operates seamlessly, with good rapport among the team. Collectively have outstanding knowledge of the menu and wine and beverage list. Provide friendly, helpful, attentive but not obtrusive service and is a professional team in every way. Sponsored by MenuMate Point of Sale

Outstanding Sales Representative - This person is committed to the hospitality industry and who knows who’s who. They show expertise and familiarity with their product and always goes the extra mile for their customer. Sponsored by Spark

Outstanding Restaurant - This restaurant has a fantastic a la carte menu complimented by an outstanding wine and beverage list. The establishment has professional and knowledgeable service with a welcoming ambience and style. Consistent and a pleasure to visit, a complete dining experience. Sponsored by Gilmours

Outstanding Supplier - This supplier is committed to top quality and innovative products. They have a smooth and efficient ordering process with prompt and consistent product delivery. They are loyal to their customers and have an excellent support team.

Outstanding Street Food/Takeout - Serving up incredible food which highlights the evolving and adaptable face of the hospitality and dining cultures within the Bay. Creativity and consistency in the delivery of food with the ability to meet customer needs, leaving you wanting to return every time.

People’s Choice Award - This is an establishment that excels in Customer Service, consistency in food preparation and delivery, welcoming ambience and style, attention to detail and is always willing to go that extra mile. Sponsored by Mills Reef Winery

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO www.bayhospitalityawards.co.nz or check out our Facebook page.