MANDURAH was well represented in the Australian Hotels Association Hospitality Awards for Excellence on Monday night.
Murphy’s Irish Pub won the Community Service Award and Chantelle Smith-Greenwood from Peel Alehouse won the Food and Beverage Services Employee Award.
Ms Smith-Greenwood was recognised for always being on hand to assist customers.
In her nomination submission, it said Ms Smith-Greenwood was always available to cover shifts in emergencies.
“Chantelle goes above and beyond to help all customers and staff,” it said.
“She also ensures that food goes out to customers at a high standard and is happy to resolve any problems that may arise.”
Murphy’s Irish Pub marketing and events manager Vanessa Janiec said it was the third time Murphy’s had won the Community Service Award.
“Murphy’s previously won this in 2013, then was also honoured with the award at the AHA National Awards for Excellence held at the Gold Coast September 2014,” she said.
“Murphy’s has been recognised for the ongoing support for the Peel Region by holding bi-annual charity fundraising days and sponsoring a wide range of charities, community groups, events and sporting clubs that directly impact the Peel Region.
“Murphy’s Charity days alone have so far raised over $55,600.”
AHA WA chief executive Bradley Woods said the future of hospitality was bright, thanks to the high level of passion demonstrated by the staff and leaders of the businesses named as finalists and winners.
“WA’s hospitality venues provide world-class food, beverages, service and atmosphere to locals and visitors from interstate and overseas,” he said.
“WA’s hotels, bars and dining venues are playing an ever-increasing role in the state’s economy and it’s important to recognise the hard work of the people who make it all happen.”