2017 Finalists

Innocent Packaging Outstanding Barista

Kalee Haakma – Thy Neighbour Coffee Bar
Taryn Jackson – Pronto, Mount Maunganui

UNO. Magazine Outstanding Cafe
Heath St
Love Rosie
The General

Lion Co Outstanding Bartender
Alister Noon – The Rising Tide
Hamish Doyle – Astrolabe Brew Bar
Katie Short – The Barrio Brothers Mt Maunganui

Pernod Ricard Outstanding Bar
Hide – Thirst & Hunger
Mount Brewing Co Bar
The Rising Tide

Independent Liquor Outstanding Ambience & Design
Hide – Thirst & Hunger
Post Bank Restaurant & Bar

Moana NZ Emerging Talent – Front of House
Aimee Channer – Rye American Kitchen & Spirits
Jorgia Jenkins – Brooklyn Patio & Eatery
Lisa Rooney – The Rising Tide

Menumate Point of Sale Outstanding Front of House Team
Flatwhite Waihi Beach
Post Bank Restaurant & Bar
The Barrio Brothers Tauranga

Federal Merchants & Co
Outstanding New Venue
Heath St
Hide – Thirst & Hunger
Papamoa Beach Tavern

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Emerging Talent – Kitchen
Madison Boyd – Fish Face Seafood & Wine Bar
Tom Greene – Octopus’s Garden
Walter Chang – Maude

Bidfood Tauranga Outstanding Chef
Kate McKeller White – Fish Face Seafood & Wine Bar
Ian Harrison – Rye American Kitchen & Spirits
Matt Hay – Post Bank Restaurant & Bar

Gilmours Tauranga Outstanding Restaurant
Fish Face Seafood & Wine Bar
Macau Bar Kitchen & Lounge
Roquette Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant Association of NZ Outstanding Sales Rep
Andre Howe – Mt Brew Company
Dan Shea – Mills Reef Winery
Robbie Moore – Bidfood Tauranga

Bidfood Tauranga Outstanding Caterer
Good Things Kitchen
Handcrafted Food
The Whipped Baker

Gilmours Outstanding Street Food/Takeout
Johney’s Dumpling House
Real Rad Food
Tia’s Tacos