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Barossa wins big in hospitality awards

Barossa wins big in hospitality awards

In this year’s Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence, the Barossa Valley shone with many caterers, restaurants and cafes being nominated, and a further five winning.

Amongst the overall winners were Cafe Sia in Gawler, who won the Cafe Restaurant – Metro North East award; Vintner’s Bar and Grill of Angaston who won the Contemporary Australian Restaurant – Regional Award; Harvest Kitchen of
Tanunda received the New Restaurant – Regional Award; Owen Andrews Barossa Catering who received the Venue Caterer Award; Sharon Romeo of Fino Seppeltsfield who won the Maitre D’/Manager Awards.

Recipients of the awards explain that this is a brilliant achievement for the Barossa Valley’s hospitality industry. 

“It’s always been a wine related destination, but now the culinary side of the equation is starting to really stamp its position on the map,” said Pete Little of Harvest Kitchen.

With Barossa’s hospitality industry on the rise, the recipients said that they are seeing many people returning to the region.

“It’s giving tourists more reasons to come back,” said Tracy Collins of Harvest Kitchen.

“We see a lot of people returning within a 12 month period. They realise that there is more than you can do in a weekend,” said Pete. 

Rami Heer, of Vintner’s Bar and Grill, explains that the region has consistently been well represented, with many places receiving numerous awards in past years.

“It shows that they’re not just one offs, there’s actual talent and passion in the Barossa,” she said.

 For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.