Gabbinbar Homestead has won Caterer of the Year for the second-time running at the 2019 Queensland & Northern Territory Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence. Located in Toowoomba, the venue hosts up to 200 weddings a year, making it one of Australia’s favourite wedding destinations and an important contributor to the local economy.

Gabbinbar Homestead manager said she was thrilled the venue was awarded the accolade once again. “It’s a testament to the huge amount of passion and energy we put into every wedding. Our team of chefs, front of house staff and wedding planners are honoured to be recognised for their efforts. Gabbinbar Homestead continues to innovate and introduce new food experiences to ensure we are at the forefront of excellence,” Currie said. “We offer our couples exceptionally high attention to service, we focus on using local produce where possible and offer guests an abundance of delicious food. All of this contributes to Gabbinbar Homestead receiving extremely positive feedback from our guests.”

More than 150 restaurants, cafes and catering businesses from Queensland and the Northern Territory gathered to celebrate the achievements of their peers who were judged across 37 categories, with the winners announced at the Awards for Excellence ceremony held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged program that celebrates outstanding service and culinary talent across both Queensland and the Northern Terrirory. The Awards are judged by an independent team of trained judges who anonymously visit the venues to determine the restaurant and café winners. The scores are based on the entire dining experience from food to the customer service.

The other category winners include Urban Paddock Cafe in Dalby for Cafe of the Year, and Blackbird Bar & Restaurant in Brisbane winning Restaurant of the Year. Tina Ratanavaraha was also announced as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievers Award for her contribution to the Queensland restaurant industry, with particular respect to Thai cuisine.

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