2021 Denizen Hospo Heroes
Mo Koski, Apero.
From left: Poi Eruera, Hugo's Bistro; Sebastian Tohovaka, Little Culprit.
Olivia Carter, Soul Bar & Bistro
From left: Simon Benoit, Cazador; Katie Cramphorn, Euro, Coley & Punch.

Vote now: Celebrate our exceptional local talent by voting for the best front of house personality

Come for the food, stay for the service — in the hospitality game, never a truer word has been spoken. While the talented chefs set the menu, the front of house set the scene for your meal, putting their craft into motion day after day, night after night to deliver an unforgettable dining experience. From bartenders to maître d’s to wait staff, it’s time to celebrate the best front of house personality. If there’s anyone you think we may have overlooked, be sure to add them in the comment box.

Voting has now closed.  The 2021 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express will be announced in the Winter issue of Denizen magazine (released on 24th May).

Everybody who votes goes in the draw to win one of three $1000 vouchers to be spent at one of American Express’ Dining Collection restaurants.

Christian Parlascino, Ebisu

David Innoata, Jervois Steak House

Deanna ‘D’, Prego

Fraser Kirby, Hotel Ponsonby

Gianluca Negri, SPQR

Katie Cramphorn, Euro, Coley & Punch

Kelsey Benefield, Andiamo

Kulaphong Watcharannee, Azabu

Leigh Warn, The Blue Breeze Inn

Mo Koski, Apero

Nick Gallagher, Saxon + Parole

Noah Villiger, Candela

Olivia Carter, Soul Bar & Bistro

Poi Eruera, Hugo’s Bistro

Rafael Martins Pinheiro, Non Solo Pizza

Russ Wilcox, Ahi

Sebastian Tohovaka, Little Culprit

Simon Benoit, Cazador

Vanessa Chant, Harbourside & Botswana Butchery

For more information on the 2021 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express, click here.

2021 Hospo Heroes


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