2020 will be one for the record books. It has been a challenging start to the year for many businesses particularly in the hospitality sector. Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) continue to advocate for the industry and provide information on the recovery roadmap.

To provide positivity and a reason for the industry to celebrate its resilience through these times, R&CA will continue to hold the 2020 Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence. We understand the financial hardship you are under however R&CA have heard from many of you and feel it is of utmost importance to provide a platform for all winners and finalists to be recognised, particularly during these unprecedented times. That is why we have allowed gift vouchers to be provided replacing the nomination category fee.

R&CA have also brought some exciting changes to the Awards in 2020. An education symposium devoted to the industry with the aim of inspiring and providing insight on topics such as culture, social media, compliance and technology. All nominated venues will also now receive more comprehensive feedback on the judge’s experience to allow you to use the information to benefit the operations of the business.

The Awards for Excellence program provides the platform for your business to receive a prestigious R&CA plate rating. Held in high regard, the plate rating system is a national benchmark from within the industry. By being awarded your plate rating, you will demonstrate that your business provides quality products and services and will help you stand out as a credible, professional business that delivers excellent customer service and demonstrate your commitment to quality hospitality. Become a leader within the industry by receiving 5 plates, supported by the peak industry body.

Restaurants have the opportunity to enter one of fourteen restaurant categories. Casual Dining establishments have the opportunity to enter one of three categories and caterers can enter up to two of eight categories. Each establishment that enters has a chance to also take home the major accolades of Restaurant of the Year, Casual Dining of the Year and Caterer of the Year.

There are also many other awards such as the consumer vote award, which is opening soon, where the public votes; the healthy kids menu award in South Australia and Queensland; the hospitality awards to celebrate individual brilliance in the industry; the fast casual dining award and many more.

R&CA look forward to celebrating with you all, in what is a testament to the hardworking and dedicated hospitality sector.

Please visit Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence for more info and to enter now.