Sydney, Australia | 16 November, 2017 : Vanilla Blue (https://www.vanillablue.com.au/), Sydney’s leading corporate catering specialists, announced today that they have emerged winners in two different categories in the coveted Australian Local Business Awards 2017 (North Shore). Vanilla Blue achieved a win in the Specialised Business category and was also chosen as the Business of the Year 2017.
The winners were announced at the glittering Local Business Awards Gala Presentation Evening in Sydney on November 15. Vanilla Blue was pitted against some of North Shore’s most reputable and trusted local businesses for the top honour, but won in their categories due the high number of online nominations from their patrons.
The winner in each category was selected on the basis of multiple criteria including, but not limited to presentation, quality and range of products, value for money, and customer service standards.
Commenting on the double wins, Paulette Rowley, Marketing Manager, Vanilla Blue, said, “This is exciting news for all of our team who work so passionately at Vanilla Blue. We would like to thank everyone who voted us forward to the final round. These wins are a validation of how much our customers love and trust us with delicious, fresh catering! This wouldn’t have been possible without the relentless efforts of our fantastic staff.”
According to the Local Business Awards official website, “The Local Business Awards aim to pay tribute to and reward the local community's best businesses. It also aims to develop and strengthen the bonds between businesses and the community thereby improving the standards of local businesses.”
Vanilla Blue has been serving corporate businesses in Sydney since 2007 and have since garnered a large base of loyal customers with a satisfaction rating of 98%. This has been an outcome of the company’s decided focus on offering imaginative menus at reasonable prices.
Vanilla Blue operates in all major locations within Sydney, driven by a team of 10 chefs and a fleet of 7 delivery vehicles. The company’s fully-refrigerated fleet and a kitchen located close to Sydney CBD ensure that freshness comes first.
All of us here at Vanilla Blue are proud to announce that our company has just received our Gold Licence for Food Safety and Risk Management, awarded to us by Restaurant & Catering Australia.
This Gold Licence certifies that we have passed rigorous health inspection checks on all of our kitchens and premises, have adequate compensation and insurance schemes in place for all of our employees, and have strong food transport safety procedures in place, to ensure all of our food arrives to our clients perfectly fresh, every time – Whether it's breakfast catering, finger food, or even Saturday catering.
The Gold Licence also certifies that we have only the most experienced and highly trained staff working with us, including at least one person with 5+ years of experience in the catering and hospitality industries (shout out to Adam, our legendary chef extraordinaire!)
At Vanilla Blue, we already hold ourselves to high standards, which is why we're stoked to receive the accreditation and recognition we (and our customers) believe we deserve. We're so confident in our ability to provide an excellent service to our clients, that we even offer an – Meaning that if your order doesn't arrive on time – it's on us. No question asked. Read more about us and our commitment to our customers.
Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) is the national industry body that represents tens of thousands of restaurants and catering businesses around Australia. The purpose of R&CA is to ensure the catering and hospitality industry in Australia is maintained as one of excellence, professionalism, profitability and sustainability.
They have strict application process, and only companies who meet all of their stringent requirements are eligible for their Gold Licence, which also includes the right to proudly display the R&CA logo on their websites. The Gold Licence is valid for one year, after which a catering company must re-apply to remain certified. This means they'll have to continuously pass rigorous checks at least once per year – something that we're committed to in order to ensure we're only providing the best to our customers. Read more about the R&CA Gold Licence award here.