Otago’s best hospitality rewarded –

The Mayor of Dunedin, Aaron Hawkins, has joined the area’s hospitality group to have a good time people and companies on the high of their sport with the announcement of the winners of the inaugural 2022 Otago Hospitality Awards.

Introduced by the Restaurant Affiliation of New Zealand with the assist of lead sponsor Trents Wholesale, the awards acknowledge the excellent hospitality professionals and companies who’re making a optimistic affect on the native café, eating and ingesting scene.

Katrina Toovey was honored with the Supreme Particular person Award. Affectionately often known as the matriarch of Dunedin hospitality, Katrina has owned 11 companies within the area. Her restaurant No 7 Balmac was additionally a finalist for excellent restaurant.

Katrina Toovey.

St Clair waterfront restaurant Tītī picked up the award for excellent restaurant for its elegant eating venue, whereas Ayumi Satozaki of Jizo Japanese Restaurant took out the excellent chef accolade.

Informal eating and take out has surged in recognition over the previous few years and Octagon takeaway Comes First Diner took out the award for excellent avenue meals or takeout.

Espresso tradition continues to flourish within the area with Chloe Bennett of No 7 Balmac selecting up the award for excellent barista whereas Facet On was named greatest café.

Restaurant Affiliation CEO Marisa Bidois says that as hospitality begins its restoration from a number of difficult years, it’s encouraging to see long-established sights joined by new and rising venues.

“Whether or not you wish to attempt native craft beer and spirits in a relaxed pub setting or pattern high quality eating with views of the rugged Otago coastal panorama, the area has you coated.

“The Restaurant Affiliation is devoted to supporting the hospitality business, offering assist to enterprise house owners and the longer term leaders of our business. The awards give us a chance to advertise the native hospitality group, bringing individuals collectively to acknowledge our achievements in what continues to be unpredictable instances. It’s extra vital than ever to attach and have a good time each other’s success.”

For extra info concerning the awards please go to: https://hospitalityawards.co.nz/otago/

Otago Hospitality Awards 2022 Winners:

Trents Wholesale Supreme Particular person

Katrina Toovey

Trents Wholesale Supreme Institution


Meadow Recent Excellent Barista

Chloe Bennett, No 7 Balmac

No. 8 Distillery Excellent Bartenders

Seb Coxon-Aristizabal, Woof!

Antipodes Excellent Entrance of Home Group


Lumina Lamb Rising Chef

Danny Howlett, Carey’s Bay Lodge

Anchor Meals Professionals Excellent Chef

Ayumi Satozaki, Jizo Japanese Restaurant

Menulog Excellent Avenue Meals/Informal Eating

Comes First Diner

Merely Squeezed Excellent Café

Facet On

Spights Excellent Bar


OneMusic Excellent Atmosphere & Design


Southern Hospitality Excellent Regional Institution

Arc Brewing Co.

Dine Dunedin Excellent Restaurant


Regent Theater Excellent Gross sales Rep

Keri Johnston, Bidfood Dunedin

Restaurant Affiliation Excellent Meals & Beverage Producer

Havoc Farm Pork

Restaurant Affiliation of NZ Excellent Provider

Bidfood Dunedin

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