CHEERS TO THAT: Varias Restaurant chef Drew Simpson has helped the QCWT restaurant win its fourth successive Best Restaurant in a Winery award.
CHEERS TO THAT: Varias Restaurant chef Drew Simpson has helped the QCWT restaurant win its fourth successive Best Restaurant in a Winery award. Liana Walker

Four years of awards success

FOR the fourth year running, Varias Restaurant has received a top industry accolade.

The Queensland College of Wine Tourism restaurant has snared itself the Best Restaurant in a Winery category yet again.

QCWT campus manager Chrissy Mattiazzi accepted the award at the 2018 Queensland and Northern Territory Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence.

"It was an honour to be recognised for the fourth year in a row as the Best Restaurant in a Winery for Queensland and Northern Territory," Ms Mattiazzi said.

"We take pride in offering high-quality service and food and receive great feedback from people all over Australia."

People from more than 150restaurants, cafes and catering businesses 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 Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane.

 

QCWT campus manager Chrissy Mattiazzi with the restaurant's latest award.
QCWT campus manager Chrissy Mattiazzi with the restaurant's latest award. Contributed

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 visit the venues anonymously to determine the winners.

Scores are based on the entire dining experience from food to service.

"Varias Restaurant should be proud of their achievements," the awards chief executive officer, Juliana Payne, said.

"Running a hospitality business isn't easy, there's a lot of blood, sweat and tears that goes into making it work.

"But when you get the right mix of staff, produce and service, the results can be extraordinary."

Varias Restaurant is now in the running for a finalist spot in the National Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards, to be held at Luna Park on October 29.

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