2017 Women in Foodservice Awards - in pictures

Four of the five winners of the 2017 Women in Foodservice Awards: (L-R) Nikki Friedli, Kay-Lene Tan, Danielle Gjestland and Kylie Javier Ashton. Photography: Fine Food Australia


The inaugural Women in Foodservice Awards took place on Wednesday September 13 at Cyren Restaurant.

17 finalists, 5 winners, 1 remarkable day.

A big thank you to our partners Fine Food Australia, Unilever Food Solutions, Australian Pork, Stoddart, Electrolux, NSW Environment Protection Authority, OpenTable, Frontline Hospitality, Dinko Tuna Farmers, Chef Works and Solidteknics for helping to make it possible.

The crowd gathers for brunch at Cyren Restaurant. Photography: Fine Food Australia
The crowd listens to the Women in Business panel ahead of the Women in Foodservice Awards. Photography: Fine Food Australia
The Women in Business panel: (L-R) Danielle Alvarez, Christine Manfield, Lauren Eldridge, Vivian Zurlo and Elizabeth Meryment. Photography: Fine Food Australia
(L-R) Anita Connors, editor of foodservice magazine, Wimmy Winkler, finalist for Restaurant Manager of the Year, Alanna Sapwell, finalist for Chef of the Year, Jo Barrett, finalist for Chef of the Year, Julia Campbell, founder of Women in Hospitality, and Oakridge's Matt Stone. Photography: Fine Food Australia
Africola's Nikki Friedli (centre), winner of 2017 Outstanding Service Award, with Mitch Edwards (Australian Pork) and Anita Connors (foodservice magazine). Photography: Fine Food Australia
Momofuku Seiōbo's Kylie Javier Ashton (centre), winner of Restaurant Manager of the Year Award, with NSW Environment Protection Authority's Kathy Giunta and Anita Connors (foodservice magazine). Photography: Fine Food Australia
Tonka's Kay-Lene Tan (centre), winner of Rising Star Award, with Lukina Lukin (Dinko Tuna Farmers) and Anita Connors (foodservice magazine). Photography: Fine Food Australia
Wasabi Restaurant & Bar's Danielle Gjestland (centre), winner of Unilever Food Solutions Leading Woman in Foodservice Award, with Yezdi Daruwalla (Unilever Food Solutions) and Anita Connors (foodservice magazine). Photography: Fine Food Australia
The winners, sponsors and judges of the 2017 Women in Foodservice Awards: (L-R) Jill Dupleix (judge), Anita Connors (judge), Kathy Giunta (NSW Environment Protection Authority), Lukina Lukin (Dinko Tuna Farmers), Mitch Edwards (Australian Pork), Kay-Lene Tan (winner), Kylie Javier Ashton (winner), Nikki Friedli (winner), Christine Manfield (judge), Danielle Gjestland (winner) and Yezdi Daruwalla (Unilever Food Solutions). Photography: Fine Food Australia
The winners enjoy a quick selfie: (L-R) Friedli, Tan, Gjestland and Ashton. Photography: Fine Food Australia
Striking a chef's pose: (L-R) Friedli, Tan, Gjestland and Ashton. Photography: Fine Food Australia

For further information on the winners, including Chef of the Year winner Vanessa Grace of Voyages Ayers Rock Resort, read more here.