Lewisham finalists celebrate Auckland’s finest –

Celebrating the best and the brightest in the Auckland hospitality industry, the Lewisham Award organizers have revealed the 2023 contenders.

With finalists chosen across twenty categories, the annual event promises to be a night of recognition and revelry.

The Lewisham Awards, renowned for honoring exceptional talent and achievements, recognize those who have made a significant impact in areas such as cuisine, beverage service, management, and supplier relations.

The awards night will take place at Shed 10, Queens Wharf, Auckland CBD on Sunday, June 4 and promises an evening of elegance, entertainment and camaraderie.

The event kicks off at 5pm with a cocktail reception and award announcement, followed by an array of food truck offerings crafted by talented chefs.

Lewisham governor, Chris Upton expressed enthusiasm for this year’s event, saying, “We’re thrilled to have such a fantastic group of finalists this year. The Lewisham Awards serve as a platform to recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of these professionals and establishments to the hospitality industry. We’re looking forward to a fantastic evening that brings together the best in the business.”

The Lewisham Awards are an annual event dedicated to celebrating and honoring the outstanding achievements of professionals and establishments in the Auckland hospitality industry. Established in 2002, The Lewisham Foundation created the awards as a benchmark for excellence, with winners showing exceptional talent, innovation and dedication to their craft.

The 2023 Lewisham Award finalists are:

Categories name establishment
Hancock’s Outstanding Bartender Theo Tjandra Panacea
Taite Maltby Deadshot
Rohan Dandona The Bramble
Dany Dentith Panacea
Insurance Advisernet Outstanding Front of House Tye Okieffe Vivace Restaurant
Cal Ross The Parasol and Swing Company
Danny Dentith Panacea
Simon Benoit Cazador
Anchor Food Professionals Outstanding Chef Leslie Hottiaux Apero Food & Wine
Dariush Lolaiy Cazador
Josh Shields MoVida
Ken O’Connell Copya Restaurant
Culley’s Emerging Hospitality Talent Ana Laing Crave
Jasper Rae Apero Food & Wine
Pete Watson Movida
Stephen Sami Cassia
Lewisham Foundation Outstanding Sales Representative/Brand Ambassador Claud Taylor Hancocks
Connor Grisedale Tickety Boo
Brittany Gillespie Red & White Cellar
Josh Sanford Yeasty Boys
Silver Fern Farms Outstanding Supplier Tickety Boo
Clyth MacLeod Outstanding Producer Curious Croppers
Noble & Sunday
Bayside Rum Co.
Bidfood Outstanding Cafe Duo Eatery
Honey Cafe Takapuna
Negociants New Zealand Outstanding Wine Experience La Fuente
Cave à Vin
Bar Celeste
Pernod Ricard Outstanding Cocktail Experience Panacea
The Bramble
Bepoz Outstanding Innovation Eco Spirits
Now Book it
BLANC Outstanding New Establishment Panacea
Phat Philly’s NZ
Southern Hospitality Outstanding Local Establishment – ​​North Tokki
Stanley Avenue Wine Bar & Bistro
Tiny Triumphs
Fantails & Turtles
DB Breweries Outstanding Local Establishment – ​​South The Bramble
Bracu Restaurant
Haller or Clevedon
OneMusic Outstanding Local Establishment – ​​East Buck’s Bistro
Morell Bistro
The Kohi Beach Eatery
Coca Cola Europacific Outstanding Local Establishment – ​​West Haller or Riverhead
Churly’s Rise
The Grounds at Whoa! Studios
Et Tu
Gilmours Outstanding Local Establishment – ​​Central Prego
La Fuente
Antipodes Sustainability Award forest
Restaurant Association Hospitality Hero Adam Neil The Parasol and Swing Company
Edmundo Farrera Le Fuente
Danny Dentith Panacea
Diva Giles Beau
L’affare Outstanding Barista Johnny Leong Archie Cafe
Shannon Hafner kokako
Jay Weir Crave
Panatda Namwong Dear Jervois

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