Denizen Hospo Heroes 2022.
Yukio Ozeki.
Georgia van Prehn, Uelese Mua.
Gareth Stewart
Josh Emett, Hayden Phiskie.
Samir Allen.
Carlo Buenaventura, Gavin Doyle.
Otis Schapiro.
Stuart Rogan, Leslie Hottiaux.

Vote now: Celebrate our exceptional local talent by voting for the city’s best chef

When a chef is at the top of their game, they create far more than just a plate of food. Often, they are crafting a narrative, celebrating both culture and tradition; innovation and provenance. The amount of drive, inventiveness and skill demonstrated by many of our local chefs is, we think, certainly worth celebrating. Have your say below, and remember, you can nominate anyone you think we may have missed.

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 Chef’ Shortlist:

Andrew Hanson, Amano

Ben Bayly, Ahi, Aosta, The Grounds at Whoa! Studios

Carlo Buenaventura, Bar Magda

Che Barrington, The Blue Breeze Inn, Chop Chop, Go Go Daddy

Ed Baillieu, Hotel Ponsonby

Ed Verner, Pasture

Elie Assaf, Milenta

Gareth Stewart, Nourish Group

Gavin Doyle, Soul Bar & Bistro

Hayden Phiskie, Ada

Jo Pearson, Alma

John Yip, Omni

Josh Emett, Onslow, Oyster Inn

Leslie Hottiaux, Apéro

Matt Lambert, The Lodge Bar & Dining

Matt Ross, Candela

Michael Meredith, Mr Morris

Nic Watt, Masu, Akarana, INCA

Otis Schapiro, Lilian

Samir Allen, Gemmayze Street

Stuart Rogan, Hello Beasty

Uelese Mua, Kingi

Yukio Ozeki, Azabu

For more information on the 2022 Denizen Hospo Heroes presented by American Express, click here.

2022 Hospo Heroes


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