Woolworths partners with the Eat Out Restaurant Awards
Celebrating excellence, resilience and quality, the Eat Out Restaurant Awards are back with Woolworths as title sponsor.
Aileen Lamb, Eat Out Brand Custodian, said: “Woolies has sponsored the Eat Out Sustainability Award for many years, and we are delighted to welcome them as title sponsor of the full ceremony in 2022. Now is the time. officially the Eat Out Woolworths Restaurant Awards!
“Our chefs, reception and kitchen teams have had to dig deep as our industry has taken one hit after another over the past two years. The strength, resilience and sense of community they have shown have inspired us at Eat Out, and they deserve our wholehearted support and praise as they continue to inspire us with their craft. With Woolworths as our lead partner, we stand ready to offer our community of inspiring restaurants the celebration of all a life this year.
Returning after a two-year hiatus, and with Abigail Donnelly back at the helm as Chief Judge, the 2022 Eat Out Woolworths Restaurant Awards will also feature five of the country’s most respected industry experts as than judges. Joining Abigail in rating – rather than ranking – each of the country’s top restaurants are star chef and restaurateur Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, chef Karen Dudley, sommelier Moses Magwaza, food activist and book author cook Mokgadi Itsweng, and food writer and host Anna Trapido.
Woolworths Foods Managing Director, Zyda Rylands, says: “Quality, flavor and innovation are at the heart of everything Woolworths offers – these attributes provide the Woolworths difference that our customers appreciate. These qualities have been built over years of investment in and partnership with local artisans and producers who share our passion for sustainable, innovative and quality products.
“Partnering with Eat Out means having the opportunity to recognize and reward restaurants and chefs who share our values without ever compromising on excellence. It is an opportunity to show customers that those who who care win.
“While the Eat Out Woolworths Restaurant Awards evening is about celebrating the best, the journey to get there is about rediscovering the craft of our talented chefs, the power of community and the joy of fresh, unique and deliciously local flavours.”
Woolworths Foods Division Manager: Commercial, Chan Pillay, adds: “It is a privilege to be part of a new era for the foodservice industry, not just in South Africa, but worldwide. The last two years have seen the sector go through unimaginable difficulties. and we want to help help the industry reinvent itself and continue to contribute to the economy, in a thoughtful and sustainable way. Our Good Business Journey sets us apart from our competitors, in the same way that award-winning restaurants excel. for our customers starts with sourcing quality ingredients in a way that supports the community first and is kind to the planet – and we believe like-minded restaurants and chefs will thrive.”