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:
|Hancock’s Outstanding Bartender||Theo Tjandra||Panacea|
|Rohan Dandona||The Bramble|
|Insurance Advisernet Outstanding Front of House||Tye Okieffe||Vivace Restaurant|
|Cal Ross||The Parasol and Swing Company|
|Anchor Food Professionals Outstanding Chef||Leslie Hottiaux||Apero Food & Wine|
|Ken O’Connell||Copya Restaurant|
|Culley’s Emerging Hospitality Talent||Ana Laing||Crave|
|Jasper Rae||Apero Food & Wine|
|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|
|Pernod Ricard Outstanding Cocktail Experience||Panacea|
|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|
|Fantails & Turtles|
|DB Breweries Outstanding Local Establishment – South||The Bramble|
|Haller or Clevedon|
|OneMusic Outstanding Local Establishment – East||Buck’s Bistro|
|The Kohi Beach Eatery|
|Coca Cola Europacific Outstanding Local Establishment – West||Haller or Riverhead|
|The Grounds at Whoa! Studios|
|Gilmours Outstanding Local Establishment – Central||Prego|
|Antipodes Sustainability Award||forest|
|Restaurant Association Hospitality Hero||Adam Neil||The Parasol and Swing Company|
|Edmundo Farrera||Le Fuente|
|L’affare Outstanding Barista||Johnny Leong||Archie Cafe|
|Panatda Namwong||Dear Jervois|