Woop, woop – the best in Queenstown wining and dining and partying were recognised on Sunday night.
The inaugural Southern Lakes Hospitality Awards – dubbed the Remarkables Awards – were dished out across 12 categories covering chefs, waiters, bartenders and baristas.
Industry workers cast the votes for their peers and about 250 hospo staff packed into Queenstown’s Memorial Hall for the ceremony.
An after-party at Shotover Street’s Revolver bar followed.
Restaurant Association of New Zealand chief executive Steve Mackenzie says: “Gaining recognition for those glamorous and some not-so-glamorous jobs in the industry makes it all worthwhile for these people. The winners should be congratulated on a job well done.”
The winners of the 2010 Remarkable Awards are:
Outstanding Chef: Ben Batterbury, True South Dining Room at the Rees Hotel
Outstanding Maitre D’: Mark Godden, Fishbone Bar & Grill
Outstanding Waiter: Teo Sel, Wai Waterfront Restaurant
Outstanding Bartender: Jason Clark, Debajo
Outstanding Barista: Mika Sugano, Vudu Café and Larder
Outstanding Supplier: Beaver Liquor
Outstanding Restaurant Food: Kappa
Outstanding Restaurant: Botswana Butchery Queenstown
Outstanding Winery: Gibbston Valley
Outstanding Bar: Atlas Beer Café
Outstanding Wine List: Eichardt’s House Bar
Outstanding Hospitality Personality: Paul Tudgay, Queenstown Resort College