RANZ

Restaurant Association of New Zealand

Hall of Fame Award

Bird of Ruakapunga - Hallf of Fame The Hall of Fame Award was established in 1992 to recognise individuals who have made a significant contribution and given exceptional service to the foodservice/hospitality industry in the past and who continue to do so.

As well as the national recognition the Award bestows upon the recipient, he/she receives a unique greenstone sculpture as a permanent reminder of the industry's gratitude.

The carved sculpture is based on the Maori myth - "The Great Bird of Ruakapanga". The Award is presented each year at the Feast (by famous chefs) Dinner.

Hall of Fame Recipients include:

2013 - John Hellebrekers

2012 - Michael Van de Elzen

2011 - Simon Gault

2010 - Steve Logan

2009 - Clive Weston

2008 - John Lawrence

2007 - Fleur Sullivan

2006 - Michael Lee Richards

2005 - Ruth Pretty

2004 - Mervyn & Rae Ah Chee

2003 - Tonci Farac

2002 - Judith Tabron

2001 - Valerie Littlejohn

2000 - David Williams

1999 - Remiro Bresolin

1998 - Pierre Meyer

1997 - Tony Astle

1996 - Tony Adcock

1995 - Des Britten

1994 - Don Fletcher

1993 - Otto Groen

1992 - Bob Sell

Hall of Fame Award recipient 2009 - Clive Western

Hall of Fame Award recipient 2010 - Steve Logan