The Restaurant Association of New Zealand with the support of lead sponsor Steve Bird Wines are proud to present the 2022 Bay Hospitality Awards.

The Bay Hospitality Awards are back for 2022 and now you are able to nominate the region’s best chefs, diverse foods, exceptional establishments and superb staff!

Before you start nominating across the 2022 categories, let's get a few rules out of the way:

Nomination FAQ's
Before you start nominating for your hospo faves, let's get a few rules out of the way.

We've installed a bit of fancy wizardry to ensure there’s no funny business with the nominations. In addition to that though, there are just a few of other guidelines in place to make sure it’s fair to all….

Who can fill out a nomination form?
Anyone working in the Bay hospitality industry can fill out a nomination form. The ‘industry’ encompasses all owners and workers at hospitality establishments and their direct suppliers.

Who can we nominate?
  • No individual is entitled to nominate themselves or the establishment they work for;
  • However you can nominate your fellow colleagues/workmates;
  • And you can nominate the establishment you work for in the People's Choice category.
Finalists are not selected based on popularity, we qualify and confirm details for each nomination. Any stacked nominations will be discarded...we'll be watching.

How many times can we nominate?
To keep it fair, each establishment can only submit five nomination forms per business, any forms received over and above this will be disregarded.

How many categories do I need to nominate in?
As many, or as little, as you would like too...

BUT! Keep in mind - each business may only submit five nomination forms. So it’ll be a bit of a waste if you only use it to nominate in one or two of the categories…just something to think about.

When do nominations close?
Nominations close on Sunday, 29 May. The finalists will then be announced on Tuesday, 7 June.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible to submit a nomination form, please email