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Auckland hospitality industry selects its superstars

March 27, 2014 • Events, Featured

awardThe search for stars from all aspects of Auckland’s hospitality scene has begun with nominations now open for the 2014 Lewisham Awards.

Whether it be a new chef or barista, a supplier or a wine list, the Lewisham Awards recognise every aspect that contributes to the excellence of Auckland’s vibrant food scene.

Chris Upton, Chairman of the Lewisham Foundation, says the accolade is highly valued, largely because the award recipients are chosen by votes from people within the industry.

“No matter what industry you’re from, there is no greater acknowledgment than that from your peers. Being recognised for your excellence by the experts who are essentially your competitors in day to day business is an incredible honour,” says Upton.

Online nominations are now open and industry professionals are encouraged to put forward their favourites for each category here.

Nominations close on Monday 31 March and finalists voting is open from Wednesday 23 April,

Finalist voting closes on Sunday 18 May with the awards night at Shed 10 on Sunday 1 June.

Event manager Emily Harrison says it’s the first year the awards have been held at Shed 10. “With a fantastic new venue by the water and an exciting new band also confirmed for entertainment the awards evening is set to reach a whole new level,” she says.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 1 April for the awards evening and the after party.

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