Presented by the Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, this award will recognize an individual or company in the Food & Beverage sector within the province who exhibits exceptional dedication to quality service and outstanding commitment to the tourism industry, making a solid contribution to the communities in which they live.
- Nominees must be approved under the Tourism Assurance Plan. Learn more.
- Nominees must be members of Hospitality NL in good standing.
- Nominees must be in operation for a minimum of two years.
- Only complete nomination forms will be accepted.
- Nominations must adhere to the word limit and supporting documentation guidelines.
Previous Award Winners:
2023 Joe Bowers, Taproom Manager – Quidi Vidi Brewing Company
Previously known as the Restaurant Association of NL Restaurateur of the Year Award
2015 Chef Shaun Hussey & Chef Michelle LeBlanc, Chinched Bistro, St. John’s
2014 Chef Roary MacPherson
2013 Bonavista Social Club, Upper Amherst Cove
2012 Raymonds, St. John’s
2011 Twine Loft, Trinity
2010 Atlantic Grocery Distributers (AGD), Bay Roberts
2009 Chef Steve Watson
2008 Not awarded this year
2007 Lighthouse Picnics, Ferryland
2006 Café Broadway, Corner Brook
2005 The Wine Cellar, Glynmill Inn, Corner Brook
2004 Guv’nor Pub & Eatery, St. John’s
2003 Cathy Lomond, Portside Restaurant, Hotel Port aux Basques, Port aux Basque
2002 Chris Sheppard & Stacy Flemming, Gaffer’s Gourmet Bistro, Clarenville
2001 Nick McGrath, Terrace Dining Room, Labrador City
2000 Bonavista Restaurant, Fairmont Newfoundland, St. John’s
1999 Terry Chaffey, Mount Pearl Hotel, Grand Falls-Windsor
1998 Lovelett Au, New Moon Restaurant, St. John’s
1997 Bart Philpott, Baie Vista Inn Ltd, Baie Verte
1996 Paul Lannon, Air Canada, St. John’s