Logo 2014This afternoon we popped down to Vivo for the annoucing of nominees in the 2014 Capital Awards -Wellington’s premier hospitality awards. It was a pretty casual affair, with many of the nominees hard at work and therefore unable to front to receive their certificates. Still though, it was great seeing so many Wellingtonista favourites get recognition.

Voting in all these categories is open to all hospitality staff via the Capital Awards website. How they can tell if you work in hospitality or not, I don’t know. The Awards are on October 26, with tickets on sale on October 1. You know that hospitality staff party hard, so start preparing your liver and loins now.

After the jump, here’s the list of nominations.

Menumate Outstanding Maitre d’

  • Davey McDonald – Ortega Fish Shack
  • Sophie Garnham – Monsoon Poon
  • Holly Gulliver – Havana Bar
  • Rob Scott – Charley Noble Eatery & Bar

Möet Hennessy Outstanding Chef

  • Tom Hutchison – Capitol Restaurant & WBC Restaurant
  • Shaun Clouston – Logan Brown
  • Jacob Brown – The Larder
  • Glen Taylor – Taylors on Jackson

Whittaker’s Chocolate Outstanding Supplier

  • Ontrays
  • Red + White Cellar
  • Mineral Wines
  • Cuba St Fruit Mart

Bidvest Foodservice Outstanding Emerging Chef

  • Fred Gregerson – Havana Bar
  • Jack O’Donnell – WBC
  • Olivia Bartley – The White House Restaurant
  • Helen Turnball – Hummingbird Eatery & Bar

Negociants NZ Outstanding Front of House Team

  • Havana Bar
  • Ortega Fush Shack
  • Prefab
  • WBC

Toops Wholesale ltd Outstanding Local Establishment

  • Monterey
  • Goldings Free Dive Bar
  • The Speights Ale House, Petone
  • The Hop Garden

Beam Suntory Outstanding Bar

  • Havana Bar
  • Crumpet
  • CGR Merchant & Co.
  • Goldings Free Dive Bar

Deloitte Private Outstanding Barista

  • River Villi – Café Polo
  • Tim Norris – Customs Brew Bar
  • Lauren Carmichael – Customs Brew Bar
  • Morgan West – Milk Crate

Ara Wines Outstanding Wine List

  • Vivo Enoteca Cucina
  • Avida Bar
  • Charlie Noble Eatery & Bar
  • Arbitrageur Wine Room & Restaurant

Meadow Mushrooms Outstanding Casual Dining Experience

  • Monsoon Poon
  • Ombra
  • Little Penang
  • Scopa Caffe Cucina

Crombie Lockwood Outstanding Restaurant

  • Taylors on Jackson
  • WBC
  • Charlie Noble Eatery & Bar
  • Logan Brown

Pernod Ricard Outstanding Bartender

  • Giancarlo Quiroz Jesus – Hawthorn Lounge
  • Renwick Boon – Crumpet
  • Ben Simpson – Ancestral Garden Bar & Restaurant
  • Sam Kopua – Boulcott St Bistro

Best Ambience & Style

  • Charlie Noble Eatery & Bar
  • Hawthorne Lounge
  • Dragonfly
  • Ombra

Caffe L’Affare Outstanding Sales Representative

  • Josh Lynex – Red + White Cellar
  • Amy Alexander – Pernod Ricard
  • Stephanie Reid – Mineral Wines
  • JP Henderson – Regional Wines & Spirits

Posboss Outstanding Café

  • Ti Kouka Café
  • Prefab
  • The Hanger
  • Fidel’s Cafe

Le Cordon Bleu Outstanding Contribution to Wellington Hospitality

  • Blair Fryer (from Vivo)
  • John Lawrence (Co founder of Boulcott St Bistro)
  • Martin Bosley (Umm, we gave him a TAWA yeaaaaaaaars ago…)
  • Steven Scheckter (Ontrays)

Outstanding Beer List

  • The Malthouse
  • Little Beer Quarter
  • Hashigo Zake
  • Goldings Free Dive Bar