Boardwalk Bistro on Hastings in Noosa has won the Excellence in the Seafood Restaurant informal category at the 2020 Queensland and Northern Territory Restaurant and Catering (RCA) Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

Business owners Shane and Kobi attended the night with head chef Hwani and restaurant manager Lucie. “This couldn’t have been possible without the support of the whole team, always providing fresh, delicious produce and of course our wonderful customers.  We look forward to bringing home the award to the team and celebrating the win,” said the owners.

More than 60 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged in more than 40 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at Victoria Park. The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that celebrates exceptional service and culinary talent across the state. The Awards for Excellence is the only program in Australia where the judging criteria is determined by consumers who rank what is important to them in the dining experience.

The Awards are judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the restaurant/café winners. The scores are based on the entire dining experience from food to the customer service experienced when the judges anonymously dine. Caterers are assessed on all aspects of their catering business including operations, food, service, staffing and event/site outcomes to determine the catering category winners.

RCA CEO Wes Lambert says, “Boardwalk Bistro on Hastings should be proud of their achievements. Running a hospitality business isn’t easy, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic  – there’s a lot of effort and energy that goes into to making it work through a crisis. But when you get the right mix of staff, products, produce and service, the results can be extraordinary.”

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