Piquant Catering, Five Dock has won the CATERER AT A MAJOR EVENT category at the 2017 NSW Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

Business owners, Carl and Justine Nicholls, are thrilled to win the award and humbled to be up against professionals like Events by Aria and Events by ATC – Randwick Racecourse.

Carl mentioned “I am so proud of our close knit team, everyone without exception has contributed to the success of this event, we have worked very hard at building Piquant Catering over the last 15 years and recognition like this makes it all worth while.”

The winning event consisted of a 3 course meal for 1248 guests held in a 60-metre marquee on a rugby oval.

Around 900 local restaurants, cafes and catering businesses gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged over 20 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at Luna Park Sydney.

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 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, “Piquant Catering 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.”

Piquant Catering may compete with other region finalists at the National Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence to be held at Peninsula, Docklands in Melbourne on Monday 30th October 2017. Finalists will be advised of their status by late September.