The 2022 Restaurant & Catering Hospitality Awards aim to honour true professionals in the hospitality industry who are dedicated to their profession, who are outstanding, always prepared to strive to achieve excellence, and whose attitude and contribution to their profession has inspired public confidence in the hospitality industry.

Why enter? To give back to the industry. Reward, recognise and encourage future and current leaders in hospitality.

Winners will be announced in conjunction with the 2022 Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence gala dinners. Applications should be submitted using the below form accompanied with a resume, at least one reference where appropriate and any other information useful to assist the adjudicators in making a decision.

Restaurant & Catering will take great care in adjudicating the awards. Their decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. A minimum of three finalists per category are required for the category to run.

Open to anyone regardless of their experience who is completing any form of Hospitality Apprenticeship or Traineeship (domestic students/permanent residents only) provided they have not fully completed their Apprentice/ Traineeship at the time they submit their entry form.


Write a brief explanation on who or what inspired you to start a career path into the hospitality industry.

• Why you are being nominated for this award
• What value you bring to the team
• How they feel you have developed so far as an apprentice/trainee
• An example of when they feel you exceeded the expectations of your employer or a customer

• How has this changed since you started your apprenticeship/traineeship if at all
• Explain what aspects in the industry excite you
• Have you dealt with any challenges during your time as an apprentice/trainee or perhaps foresee any in the