New Zealand’s longest running culinary award
The Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards are New Zealand’s longest running culinary awards originally established back in 1997. For 23 years the Excellence Awards have been acknowledging the skills, expertise and talent of our greatest chefs. New Zealand is renowned for its world-class beef and lamb by locals and visitors alike. The intention of the Excellence Awards is to further extend the remarkable New Zealand food story by seeking out and acknowledging the great work our chefs do to contribute to this. The restaurants who currently hold the 2018 Excellence Award have not been compared with each other in the assessment process. Rather, they have been judged on their individual merits and style of cuisine. So, whenever you see the prestigious gold plate hanging on a restaurant wall, you can expect tasty, skillfully composed and superbly presented beef and lamb dishes.
So take the guess work out of deciding where to dine and check out our restaurant directory to visit a restaurant near you serving exceptionally well executed and delicious beef and lamb dishes.
Our newly named 2019 Excellence Award holders will be announced on Wednesday 5 December 2018.
OUR AMBASSADOR CHEFS FOR 2018
Each year, Beef + Lamb New Zealand selects a team of chefs who have displayed exceptional culinary skills during the Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards. These chefs become
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Ambassadors for the year driving innovation and creativity within the food service sector using New Zealand beef and lamb. As well as receiving special recognition for their achievement, each chef has the opportunity to be part of the Beef + Lamb Ambassador Series, hosting a dinner in their own restaurant to showcase
their achievement to their guests.