Golf resort tops
BONVILLE International Golf Resort has picked up top honours at the 2005 Restaurant and Catering NSW Awards for Excellence Northern Region.
Held at the Coffs Harbour Racecourse, in front of 300 industry peers and invited guests, the event recognises businesses which have proved outstanding in the region, and the Coffs Coast featured many winners.
Bonville International Golf Resort proved to be a good bet for Caterer of the Year having won the Wedding Caterer of the Year Award as well as the Tourism Restaurant award (sponsored by Tourism NSW).
From hundreds of entries received from around the area, 40 restaurants, cafes, catering companies and hotels from around the northern region emerged victorious.
Local winners include Bluebottle Brasserrie in Woolgoolga for breakfast restaurant; Dragon Restaurant for Chinese restaurant; 2 Oak Street in Bellingen for Fine Dining; Flooded Gums at Bonville International Golf resort for Restaurant in a Resort;
Tide and Pilot for Seafood Restaurant; SSS BBZ Barns for Steak Restaurant; Hog's Brath for Themed Restaurant; Bonville International Golf Resort for Tourism Restaurant and Annuka Beach Resort for Hotel Caterer.
CEO Restaurant and Catering NSW and ACT, Robert Goldman said he thought the standard of restaurants had increased this year and the judges had difficulty in determining the winners.
"Restaurateurs know how hard and competitive their industry can be," Mr Goldman said.