Spicers Tamarind Receives Top Gong at Restaurant Industry Awards

The Tamarind Restaurant in Maleny has won the Asian Restaurant Queensland and Breakfast Restaurant Sunshine Coast category at the 2018 Queensland & Northern Territory Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

Head Chef Daniel Jarrett and Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) member Spicers Retreats “We are so happy & excited to be acknowledged in two categories. We value being involved in the awards program and want to congratulate all fellow winners & runners up.

General Manager Ryan Dillon says “We are super proud of the team. Dan and our team of Chefs continue to take our dining offering to the next level serving up the freshest produce in the most unique ways. It’s great to acknowledged and for the team to be recognised for their continuous hard work & attention to serving the best food possible.”

More than 150 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged over 37 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at the Royal International Convention Centre.

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.

R&CA CEO Juliana Payne says, The Tamarind Restaurant should be proud of their achievements. Running a hospitality business isn’t easy – there’s a lot of blood, sweat and tears that goes into to making it work. But when you get the right mix of staff, produce and service, the results can be extraordinary.”  

The Tamarind Restaurant may compete with other region finalists at the National Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence to be held at Luna Park in Sydney on Monday 29th October 2018. Finalists will be advised of their status by late September.

R&CA is the industry association representing thousands of restaurant and catering businesses across Australia. To view the full list of category winners in the 2018 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence, visit the R&CA website at www.restaurantcater.asn.au