Hospitality New Zealand's Awards for Excellence Programme

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Awards for Excellence Programme

The Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence honours the achievement of excellence over a wide range of categories. The Awards highlight excellence in hospitality venues that have performed exceptionally throughout the year. For the winners it also brings fabulous marketing and advertising opportunities that are invaluable to your venue. All Award winners are presented with a certificate and a trophy for display in their venue, as well as a winners logo which can be used for your venue's overall marketing and promotional campaigns. This programme gives you the opportunity to showcase your establishment to not only the industry and Hospitality New Zealand members, but also to your community and the nation.

Entry is free and open to all financial Hospitality New Zealand Members, subject to the award criteria being satisfied. Entries for 2015 have now closed.

The Award for Excellence Finalists for 2015 have been announced!

Finalists have been announced for the 2015 Awards for Excellence programme and are listed below. Winners will be announced at this years Lion black tie Awards for Excellence dinner, being held on Thursday 8 October at the Rutherford Hotel in Nelson.

Register here to buy your tickets to the dinner, or to register for any other part of our conference.


Finalists:

35 Degrees South and Alongside, Paihia
Bootleg BBQ Company, Christchurch
Pilkingtons, Auckland
The Hideaway Bar, Wellington

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Finalists:

Dux Dine, Christchurch
Francesca's Italian Kitchen, Wanaka
Portlander Bar and Grill, Wellington
Smith and McKenzie Chophouse, Hamilton

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Finalists:

El Horno, Wellington
Good Neighbour, Hamilton
The Occidental, Auckland
Vinyl Bar, Wellington

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Finalists:

Delaware North Wellington Airport, Wellington
Indigo Restaurant, Napier
Pilkingtons, Auckland
West Coast Wine Company, Hokitika

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Finalists:

Jellyfish Cafe and Bar, Mapua, Nelson
Route 6 Cafe and Bar, Lumsden
Spruce Goose, Wellington

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Finalists:

Art Deco Masonic Hotel, Napier
Bolton Hotel, Wellington

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Finalists:

Art Deco Masonic Hotel, Napier
Bolton Hotel, Wellington
Smith and McKenzie Chophouse, Hamilton
Thistle Inn, Wellington

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Finalists:

Five Stags Leamington, Cambridge
Yardhouse, Hamilton

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Finalists:

Super Liquor Remarkables Park, Queenstown
West Liquor Westgate Centre, Massey Auckland

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Finalists:

Hampden Hotel, Murchison
Sawyers Arms, Waipawa
Theatre Royal Hotel, Kumara
Tuakau Hotel, Tuakau

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Finalists:

Delaware North Wellington Airport
Regatta Bar and Eatery, Takapuna, Auckland

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Finalists:

Dux Live, Christchurch
Playhouse Theatre, Richmond, Nelson
Stampede Bar and Grill, Papakura, Auckland

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Finalists:

Bolton Hotel, Wellington - 63% chocolate mousse with truffled almond crumble, raspberry and pear
Smith and McKenzie Chophouse, Hamilton - Confit of Cambridge duck tartlet
Stations Inn, Hokitika - Rabbit Roulade
Sugarhorse Bar and Eatery Chrischurch - BBQ venison short rib salad

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Finalists:

Boo Radley's, Christchurch
Christchurch Casino, Christchurch
El Horno, Wellington
Stampede Bar and Grill, Papakura, Auckland

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Finalists:

Bolton Hotel, Wellington - Pork pot au feu, free range pork with watercress and baby veg in bacon consomme
Pilkingtons, Auckland - Wild Boar ragout, thyme gnocchi, broad beans, Swiss browns & rocket pesto
Stations Inn, Hokitika - Canterbury Lamb Rump Shishkebab
Tuakau Hotel, Tuakau - Local Rack of Lamb

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How can I enter?

Entry is free and open to all financial Hospitality New Zealand members, subject to the award criteria being satisfied. Become a Hospitality New Zealand member and enter the Awards for Excellence programme in 2015. Dates for the 2016 programme will be advised early in 2016.

By becoming a member you will also get:





What does the judging process involve?

Up to three national finalists will be chosen in each category, with these finalists being announced in August. All finalists will receive a logo to use in your marketing and promotional activity. Category Award winners, along with the Supreme Overall Winner, will be announced at the black tie Awards for Excellence Dinner at the Rutherford Hotel Nelson, on Thursday 8 October 2015. It is a condition of entry that all finalists are required to be present for this event, to receive the Award if successful.

The judging process involves all judges marking the written entries. Each entry is then visited by one judge to validate the entry, and then the judges meet to make their final decisions. The Judges decisions are final and regrettably there is no feedback available to members.



For all Award for Excellence enquiries

Please contact, Rebecca Dobbs, National Service Centre, 0800 500 503 - rebecca.dobbs@hospitalitynz.org.nz or nsc@hospitalitynz.org.nz.


Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence Sponsors

Every year the Awards for Excellence programme is supported by a number of hospitality suppliers and we are very grateful for their continued support and encourage members to use their products and services. If you are interested in becoming a supporter of an Award please email Rebecca Dobbs at rebecca.dobbs@hospitalitynz.org.nz or phone 0800 500 503.


Principal Sponsor




Award Sponsors


Best Accommodation



Best Bar




Best Beverage List



Best Cafe



Best Country Hotel

Best Dish $25 and

Under/Over $25


Best Music Entertainment Venue



Excellence in Customer

Services

Best New/Redeveloped
Bar/Restaurant


Best Restaurant



Excellence in Gaming



Best Retail Off-Licence




Excellence in Training

and Staff Development

Excellence in Host Responsibility