NSW & ACT hospitality stars awarded
Restaurant & Catering Australia has announced the winners of the 2020 NSW/ACT Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence. The Awards for Excellence formally recognise hospitality operators across a broad range of categories who consistently provide exceptional service and demonstrate culinary excellence in their respective fields.
Restaurant & Catering CEO Wes Lambert has congratulated each of the winners, recognising their significant contributions to the hospitality sector across NSW and ACT.
“The NSW/ACT Awards for Excellence is one of the most important nights in the state’s hospitality calendar,” he says. “It is always such an amazing experience to recognise some of our finest hospitality businesses who showcase the very best our industry has to offer.”
This year’s winners include household names such as Tetsuya’s, winner of the Sydney Restaurant of the Year; Hunter Valley hidden gem EXP Restaurant in Pokolbin, which won Regional NSW Restaurant of the Year; and the very Italian Molto Italian, which won ACT Restaurant of the Year. “Hospo Heroes” were also recognised, including chef Colin Fassnidge and the Rockpool Foundation’s Hope Delivery.
Other categories this year included the Consumer Vote award, a Pivot & Innovation Award, NSW and ACT Chef and Apprentice Chef of the Year, as well as swathes of awards for regional NSW and ACT businesses. Each category represented some of the most exceptional food and dining on offer across the state of NSW and the ACT.
NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres attended the awards ceremony on December 7 on behalf of the NSW Government, saying it was fantastic to see the broader hospitality industry coming together after such a challenging year.
“There is no doubt that the hospitality industry has had a very tough year in 2020,” he said, “which is why the NSW Government has been focused on supporting the industry through relaxed restrictions, business grants and the Dine & Discover voucher program.”
You can find a full list of this year’s NSW and ACT award winners here.