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Queenstown Hospitality Awards – Finalists Announced

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The Restaurant Association of NZ and Lead Sponsors Trents Wholesale & RA Lexis ComplyHub are excited to announce the Queenstown Hospitality Awards 2021 Finalists!

The finalists represent the top-notch dining establishments in the city as voted by the hospitality industry.

Meadow Fresh Outstanding Barista
Benedicte Greenland, Captains Restaurant 
Brad Lewis, Joe’s Garage Queenstown
Laura Fisher, Johnny Crema
Tara Murray, Vudu Cafe & Larder

Restaurant Association of NZ
Outstanding Bartender

Matthew Shone, Smiths Craft Beer House
Max Watkins, The Bunker
Shaun White, Eichardt’s Bar
William Prior, Attiqa/Sundeck

Restaurant Association of NZ
Outstanding Front of House Team

Blue Kanu
La Rumbla
White + Wong’s Queenstown

Antipodes Outstanding Maitre’d
Emma Fitzpatrick, The Bunker
Graeme Allan, Botswana Butchery
Hayden Davidson, Jervois Steak House
Oksana Radu, Blue Kanu

Mt Cook Alpine Salmon Emerging Chef
Marion Apin, Rātā
Giulio Barducci, Aosta
Mandeep Singh, Botswana Butchery
Nathan Young, Sherwood

Southern Hospitality Outstanding Chef
Ainsley Rose Thompson, The Dishery 
Corey Hume, True South Dining Room – The Rees Hotel
Lucas Parkinson, Ode Wanaka
Yann Robert, Jervois Steak House

Menulog Outstanding Casual Dining/Street Food
Love Chicken
Taco Medic
Tanoshi Iko

Bidfood Queenstown Outstanding Café
Bespoke Kitchen
The Boat Shed Cafe & Bistro

Restaurant Association of NZ
Outstanding Bar

Ferg’s Bar
Little Blackwood
The World Bar

Restaurant Association of NZ
Outstanding Wine & Beverage List
Bannockburn Hotel – Wine Country Restaurant & Bar
Botswana Butchery
The Lodge Bar

Restaurant Association of NZ
Outstanding Winery Restaurant
Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan
Gibbston Valley
The Winery Restaurant, Mt Difficulty

OneMusic Outstanding Ambience & Design
Blue Kanu
Nest Kitchen & Bar
Paddy Gaddy

Restaurant Association of NZ
Outstanding Regional Establishment

Bannockburn Hotel, Wine Country Restaurant & Bar
La Rumbla
The Chop Shop Food Merchants
The Dishery

Eftpos NZ Outstanding Restaurant
Blue Kanu
Ode Wanaka
The Bunker

McCarthy Outstanding Sales Rep
Anna Hobbs, Asahi Beverages
Karen Bisacre, Pernod Ricard
Juleon Green, Proof & Company
Juanita Hart, Red + White Cellar

Skyline Queenstown Outstanding Supplier
Bidfood Queenstown
Cardrona Distillery
Southern Hospitality

The Queenstown Hospitality Awards is your opportunity to get together with the region’s hospo squad and enjoy a night of off! Celebrate in style with delicious eats showcasing local food & produce, a selection of award winning wines, local beer and cider offerings, a delicious array of cocktails, and participate in a bit of healthy competition at our awards ceremony.

The Deets:
Monday, 3 May | 6.00pm – 11.00pm
Skyline Queenstown | $89 RA members ($99 non-members)

Thank you to all our Sponsors for supporting the industry and making it all happen…

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