Time Out Sydney Food Awards
August 27, 2018
You are familiar with Time Out, a media company publishing magazines and travel guidebooks covering events, entertainment and culture in cities around the world.
Now, when it comes to bringing people together for an extravaganza of good-feel fun the people behind Time Out are predestined to nail it. With the brief being to honour the talent in the hospitality and foodie scene, the Time Out Food Awards is an event to look forward to.
This year’s shindig was held at 12 Micron in Sydney’s Barangaroo district – a venue with views, wow factor, suitable decor and one that generated pre-event anticipation.
More than three guests followed Time Out’s call to not only celebrate established and emerging talent but to attend an opportunity to network and meet and greet the great and the good of the hospitality scene.
Simply reading out a list of award winner would be a trite affair, so Time Out ensured that music, video and light all came together to create a bit of an engaging spectacle.
With sponsors like Melbourne’s Starward Distillery, which we recently visited and covered with a feature, the night began with Old Fashioneds from Starward, wines from Jacob’s Creek Barossa Signature range and Gage Roads Brewing Co providing ales and extended to canapes being served for sustenance.
The guest list was packed with hot talent alongside local industry legends, which all had a hoot as the awards for Best Casual Dining, Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Cheap Eat, Fine Dining and Café category were dished out.
Standout winners that whose services we have learned to appreciate Ho Jiak kitchens located in Haymarket, who specialise in spicy fare, and Saint Peter, which was not only voted to be Time Out’s Restaurant of the Year, but whose chef Josh Niland was Chef of the Year 2018.
Hot Talent winner was Firedoor's Ahana Dutt. Edition Coffee Roasters received the Best Café award, and Rosebery’s Banh Xeo Bar was recognized for being the Best Cheap Eats.
The Best Degustation Award went to Yellow, an etablissement we have yet to test drive and being an aficionado of everything hot and spicy, I welcomed that the Thai restaurant Spice I Am won this year’s Legend Award.
At the end of the celebration and hot off the press, the latest issue of Time Out was distributed, with features on not only the winners but the nominees as well.
The bar has been raised and one is excited about what Time Out is planning for 2019.
Photos by @k.a.vv