At a Black-Tie event held at The Pullman Hotel, the Auckland hospitality industry has acknowledged the outstanding abilities of their own with the announcement of the winners of the 17th annual Lewisham Awards.  This year’s event was a sell-out, which is a tribute to the calibre of the finalists and highlights the high regard in which they are held.

The Lewisham Awards (named after the late Richard Lewisham, who was a pioneer of the Auckland hospitality scene) 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 honoured by their peers once a year, as the industry comes together to celebrate their success.

Finalists and winners came from a mix of both new and well-established businesses, highlighting this dynamic and ever-changing industry and showing that Auckland hospitality remains in excellent heart.

Some categories, such as Outstanding Restaurateur and Outstanding Maître d’, were once again tightly fought, showing the depth of talent that we have in Auckland in our food and beverage offerings.

So, what are you waiting for – those in the know in hospitality have crowned these people and venues the best of the best – must be time to go and check them out!

The 2019 Lewisham Awards Winners are:

Outstanding Waiter sponsored by Crombie Lockwood
Melodee Pearce, Prego

Outstanding Maitre’ d sponsored by antipodes water company
Lindsay Swannack, Prego

Outstanding Bartender sponsored by Winterhalter NZ
Bryan De Fenyi-Pollett, Deadshot

Outstanding Sales Representative sponsored by Restaurant Association of NZ
Angie Atkinson, Prophets Rock

Outstanding Wine List sponsored by EuroVintage
O’Connell Street Bistro

Outstanding Supplier sponsored by Hospitality New Zealand
Southern Hospitality

Outstanding Wine Service Professional sponsored by Negociants New Zealand
Hiro Kawahara, Sid at The French Cafe

Outstanding Local sponsored by Southern Hospitality

Outstanding Caterer sponsored by Hellers New Zealand
Little Wolf

Outstanding Cheap Eats sponsored by CLYTH MACLEOD
The White Lady

Outstanding Bar sponsored by Hancocks Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants

Outstanding Barista sponsored by Meadow Fresh
Juno Jung – Atomic Kingsland

Outstanding Cafe sponsored by Bidfood   

Outstanding New Venue sponsored by Asahi Beverages – Hello Beasty

Outstanding New Venue sponsored by Asahi Beverages
Hello Beasty

Outstanding Establishment sponsored by OneMusic

Outstanding Producer sponsored by The Recruitment Network
Clevedon Buffalo Co

Outstanding Chef sponsored by Loaf
Sid Sahrawat – Sidart | Cassia | Sid at The French Cafe

Outstanding Restaurateur sponsored by Pernod Ricard New Zealand
Mandy Lusk – Vivace

Outstanding Hospitality Personality sponsored by Moët Hennessy New Zealand
Mark Wallbank – The Blue Breeze Inn | Woodpecker Hill | Chop Chop | GoGo Daddy Cantina

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