On Sunday, 3 June in Auckland, at a Pacific Nights themed ceremony held at Eden Park, the Auckland hospitality industry acknowledged the outstanding abilities of their own with the announcement of the winners of the 16th annual Lewisham Awards.
This year’s event was a sell out, which is a tribute to the calibre of the finalists and highlights the high regard in which they are held.
The Lewisham Awards (named after Richard Lewisham, who was a pioneer of the Auckland hospitality scene) were established in 2002 with the main objective to encourage excellence in the city’s hospitality community. With this in mind, the best in the business are honoured by their peers once a year, as the industry comes together to celebrate their success.
Finalists and winners came from a mix of both new and well established businesses, highlighting this dynamic and ever changing industry and showing that Auckland hospitality remains in excellent heart.
Some categories, such as Outstanding Restaurateur and Outstanding Maitre d’, were once again tightly fought, showing the depth of talent that we have in Auckland in our food and beverage offerings.
So what are you waiting for – those in the know in hospitality have crowned these people and venues the best of the best – must be time to go and check them out yourselves!!
2018 Lewisham Awards Winners
Crombie Lockwood Outstanding Waiter
Loz Colwill, Apero
Antipodes Water Outstanding Maitre d’
Sonya Chan, White + Wong’s
Federal Merchants & Co Outstanding Bartender
Prateek Arora, Cassia
Restaurant Association of NZ Sales Representative
Craig MacKenzie, Sunshine Brewery
Hospitality Association of NZ Outstanding Supplier
Hancock’s Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants
EuroVintage Outstanding Wine List
Negociants Outstanding Wine Service Professional
Ismo Koski, Apero
Southern Hospitality Outstanding Local
Hellers Outstanding Caterer
Clyth Macleod Outstanding Street Food
The Lucky Taco
Hancock’s Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants Outstanding Bar
Meadow Fresh Outstanding Barista
Sai Okesene, Super
Bidfood Outstanding Cafe
Independent Liquor Outstanding New Venue
Parasol & Swing
OneMusic Outstanding Establishment
Moana New Zealand Emerging Talent
Winterhalter NZ Outstanding Chef
Che Barrington, GoGo Daddy, Chop Chop/Woodpecker Hill/Bluebreeze Inn
Pernod Ricard Outstanding Restaurateur
Sid Sahrawat, Cassia/Sidart
Moet Hennessy Outstanding Hospitality Personality
Nicola Richards, Monsoon Poon