Fresh is one flavour we all crave in our food. The city’s dining scene wouldn’t be what it is today without the restaurateurs that have spent decades bringing it to life. Alas with the ever-changing nature of the industry, off the back of a challenging couple of years, a new guard is now being ushered in. With a wave of eateries opening around Tāmaki Makaurau, this new category is all about celebrating the faces of the future that are set to redefine our beloved restaurant experience. And there’s no one better to decide the winner than you — the person who loves good food more than most. If there’s a notable new guard that you think may have been overlooked, share them with us in the comments below.
Everybody who votes goes in the draw to win one of three $1000 vouchers to be spent at one of the American Express Local Dining Collection locations — a list of which can be found here.
Voting has now closed. The 2022 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express will be announced in the Winter issue of Denizen magazine (released on 23rd May, 2022).
The Denizen Hospo Heroes 2022 ‘Best New Guard Operator’ Shortlist:
Carlo Buenaventura — Bar Magda
Diva Giles and Logan Birch — Beau
Georgia van Prehn — Alta
John Yip and Jamie Yeon — Omni
Lesley Chandra — Sidart
Matt Ross — Candela
Patrick & Charles Williams — Williams Eatery
Paul & Lisa Lee — Ockhee
Samir Allen — Gemmayze Street
Sean Bone, Bryan Anderson and Nicholas Fury — Parade
For more information on the 2022 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express, click here.