The 2021 winners of the prestigious Auckland Lewisham Awards, celebrating the region’s finest hospitality providers have been announced at a gala event at the Cordis Hotel.
The team at Apero restaurant won four categories and Sid Sahrawat, of Sid at The French Café, Sidart and Cassia won the top accolade of Outstanding Restaurateur, sponsored by Pernod Rickard. And the full list of winners includes:-
|Meadow Fresh Outstanding Barista||Mingyu (MG) Jung, Mr T’s|
|Coca Cola Europacific Outstanding Bartender||Gina Nicholls, The Parasol & Swing Company|
|Insurance Advisernet Outstanding Waiter||Tye Okieffe, Ostro|
|Antipodes Water Company Outstanding Maitre’ d||Connor Grisedale, Bar Celeste|
|Negociants NZ Outstanding Wine Service Professional||Ismo Koski, Apero|
|Gilmours Outstanding Chef||Leslie Hottiaux, Apero|
|Clyth Macleod Outstanding Urban Street Eats||The Lucky Taco|
|Bidfood Outstanding Café||Ozone|
|Hancocks Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants Outstanding Bar||Madame George|
|Asahi Beverages Outstanding New Venue||Hotel Ponsonby|
|BLANC Outstanding Wine List||Apero|
|Southern Hospitality Outstanding Local||Apero|
|OneMusic Outstanding Establishment||Hello Beasty|
|Hospitality Advice Outstanding Sales Representative | Brand Ambassador||Craig (Mac) MacKenzie, Coca Cola Europacific|
|The Recruitment Network Outstanding Producer||Scapegrace Distillery|
|Millé Outstanding Supplier||Hancocks Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants|
|Hellers NZ Outstanding Caterer||Jess’ Underground Kitchen|
|Pernod Ricard NZ Outstanding Restaurateur||Sid Sahrawat, Sid at The French Café | Sidart | Cassia|
|Restaurant Association of New Zealand Outstanding Hospitality Personality||Pablo Arrasco Paz, Madame George|
The Lewisham Awards are an annual event organised by a dedicated committee of industry professionals and funded by industry suppliers and businesses.
Named after Richard Lewisham who was a pioneer of the Auckland hospitality scene, The Lewisham Awards were established in 2002 with the main objective to encourage excellence in the city’s hospitality community. With this in mind, the best in the business are nominated and honoured by their peers once a year followed by an after party to celebrate this success.
2021 was the 19th time that the Lewisham Hospitality awards have been held.