Hospitality Business Magazine

Hawke’s Bay hospitality shines through 2022 awards

The 2022 Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards celebrated excellence in the region with Jeremy Rameka at Pacifica winning the Supreme award and Teresa Bar taking out six award categories.

Presented by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand, the awards acknowledged outstanding hospitality professionals and businesses, who are making a positive impact on the local café, dining and drinking scene.

Napier cocktail Bar ‘Teresa Bar’ picked up a grand total of six awards for outstanding ambience and design, as well as the ultimate accolade of supreme establishment of the year.

The deli-come-bar is new to the Napier scene and is the brainchild of Sarah Mitchell and Andrea Marseglia.

By day, it operates as Harvest Deli serving up cured meats, cheeses, sandwiches and baked goods but by night the back half transforms into Teresa, a cocktail bar offering novel beverages.

Harvest Deli also picks up awards for outstanding chef and barista in Rosie Crawley and Conor Mertens.

Hawkes Bay locals have also had their say selecting Piku Restaurant and Cocktail Bar as their favourite establishment.

Pacifica owner and industry icon Jeremy Rameka took out the supreme award for his career longevity and support for emerging talent.

Those looking for a great meal with outstanding service won’t be disappointed with Central Fire Station who took out the award for outstanding restaurant and front of house team.

Restaurant Association CEO Marisa Bidois says, “The Hawkes Bay has some of the nation’s best restaurants, an abundance of fresh produce and world-class wineries, making it a mecca for diners.

“Innovation has been a hot topic for hospitality businesses over the past two years so its great to see establishments like Teresa and Harvest Deli getting recognition for this unique hybrid hospitality concept.

“The Restaurant Association is dedicated to supporting the hospitality industry, providing support to business owners and the future leaders of our industry. The awards give us an opportunity to promote the local hospitality community, bringing people together to recognise our achievements in what continue to be challenging times. It is more important than ever to connect and celebrate one another’s success.”

Hawkes Bay Hospitality Awards Winners 2022

Meadow Fresh Outstanding Barista

Rosie Crawley, Harvest Deli

Simply Squeezed Outstanding Bartender

Andrea Marseglia, Teresa Bar

Antipodes Water Outstanding Front of House Team

Central Fire Station

Service Foods Outstanding Chef

Conor Mertens, Harvest Deli

Lumina Lamb Emerging Chef 

Nicky Bulman, Pacifica

Menulog Outstanding Street Food/Takeout

Vinci’s Pizza

Karma Drinks Outstanding Café

Georgia on Tennyson

Toitoi Venues Outstanding Bar            

Teresa Bar

The National Distillery Outstanding Cocktail Experience

Teresa Bar

Trinity Hill Outstanding Wine & Beverage List

Teresa Bar

Nova Energy Outstanding Regional Establishment

Cone & Flower

OneMusic Outstanding Ambience & Design

Teresa Bar

Wine Education Co. Outstanding Winery Restaurant

Craggy Range

Napier City Council Outstanding Restaurant

Central Fire Station

Brave Brewing Company Outstanding Supplier

Bar Stuff NZ

Bidfood Hawke’s Bay Outstanding Caterer

Black Betty BBQ

Dish Catering Outstanding Producer


The Hits Outstanding People’s Choice

Piku Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

American Express Supreme Award – Individual

Jeremy Rameka, Pacifica

American Express Supreme Award – Establishment

Teresa Bar