A global pandemic made it impossible to continue with our annual Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards. Instead, we've created another way to champion our remarkable hospitality industry.
For the first time, we announce the Gourmet Traveller Hospitality Honours List, presented by PorkStar and Abercrombie & Kent. This list celebrates the individuals and businesses who have turned adversity into opportunity during one of the worst crises to hit our vibrant dining scene.
From charity initiatives to feed the most vulnerable members of our community, restaurants-turned-production-kitchens that supplied meals for frontline staff, to new delivery models to bring dinners, groceries and cooking classes to house-bound customers, these are just some of the stories we're celebrating in the Year of the Pivot.
The GT Hospitality Honours List by category
- Giving Back
We salute those who reached out to the wider community, spearheaded charitable efforts and offered practical support for the industry at large.
- Fine-Dining Delivery
Outstanding examples of high-end, standard-setting food delivered with integrity, quality and heart.
- Pivoting Hard
From take-home ramen packs to a drive-through pasta shop, these quick and clever pivots set high standards and paved the way for others.
- Bakery & Produce Pros
Leaders in transformation, these restaurants and stores supplied baked goods and gourmet groceries at a time when supermarket shelves were empty.
- Quarantini Time
A toast to the clever booze offerings that helped us see our glasses as half full instead of half empty.
- Honourable Mentions
Outside of restaurants and bars, we saw friends of the industry rally to offer all manner of support.