Felix Hospitality Awards
The Restaurant Association is proud to announce the Wellington 'Felix Hospitality Awards'
which were held.....
Sunday 23rd October 2016
St James Theatre, Wellington
5.30pm - Midnight
THE WINNERS IN 2016 WERE...
Outstanding maitre d' - sponsored by Collective Hospitality - Davey McDonald
Outstanding waitperson - sponsored by Restaurant Association - Josh Pointon.
Outstanding chef - sponsored by Gilmours - Amy Gillies.
Outstanding barista - Duncan Reid.
Outstanding cafe - sponsored by Southern Hospitality - Nikau.
Outstanding supplier - Cuba St Fruit Mart.
Outstanding restaurant - sponsored by Restaurant Association - OrtegaFishShack.
Outstanding suburban experience - sponsored by OneMusic - Salty Pidgin.
Emerging front of house award - sponsored by L'Affare - Brooklyn Dineen.
Outstanding bartender - sponsored by Pernod Ricard - Peter Lowry.
Outstanding bar experience - sponsored by Red+White Cellar - Hawthorn Lounge.
Up & coming kitchen talent - sponsored by Le Cordon Bleu - Dessie Murphy.
Outstanding sales rep - Casey Belsham.
Best "cheap" eats - KC Cafe.
And outstanding hospitality professional - Justin Mckenzie.
Association Members Price: $65.00 incl GST
Non Members Price: $70.00 incl GST
Tickets on Sale: Monday 29th August
Nominations Open: Monday 10am, 29th August
Nominations Close: Sunday 5pm, 18th September
Finalist Launch: Monday 4pm, 19th September
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED AND VOTING COMMENCES: Wednesday 10am, 21st September
Finalist Voting Closes: Wednesday 5pm, 12th October
Event of the Year: 23rd October 2016
Outstanding Café - Consistently high quality hot beverage offering, friendly service and style.
Outstanding Barista - Boasting excellent coffee skills, you'd recommend this person's coffee over all others.
Outstanding Bar Experience - Is it a specialty wine, beer or cocktail mecca, or is it a great all-rounder? Top-notch drinks, service and ambience.
Outstanding Bartender - Knows their stuff behind the stick, great chat and superlative beverage knowledge.
Outstanding Waitperson - Exemplary service, winning manner, knows the menu inside and out.
Outstanding Maitre d'/FOH Manager - Has the respect of their team, runs a faultless shift, totally suits the venue.
Outstanding Chef - Consistent, innovative, striving for excellence at all times, inspirational to the team.
Emerging Talent: FOH - Passionate, eager to learn, a star in the making. Joined the industry within the last 3 years.
Up & Coming Talent: Kitchen - Strives for excellence, quick learner, shows commitment and drive. Joined the industry within the last 3 years.
Outstanding Sales Representative - Always goes the extra mile, understands your business and what you require.
Outstanding Supplier - Be they big or small, providing food, beverage or extraneous comestibles, this company is a great partner to your business.
Outstanding 'Cheap Eats' - Sub $25 all in, this might be your favourite food truck, formica-tabled ethnic eatery, burger joint or purveyor of pizza.
Outstanding Suburban/Regional Experience - Outside of the town belt, this is a restaurant, cafe, cellar door or bar that's worth the journey every time.
Outstanding Restaurant - New or established, this establishment delivers on every level, every time.
Outstanding Hospitality Professional - With 5 years or more experience in the industry, this person continues to inspire, lead, mentor and care about Wellington Hospitality. Their outstanding contribution deserves special mention.