News Cafe PE wins National Awards

MAY 18, 2016

Popular Port Elizabeth restaurant and cocktail bar, News Cafe Boardwalk, recently won two top national awards presented by local and international brand News Cafe.

The co-owner of News Cafe at the Boardwalk, Sandy Zoetmulder, was overwhelmed when the restaurant was nominated for no fewer than 4 national awards for the 2015 year and managed to win the Best Front of House award whilst she was once again awarded the Brand  Builder of the Year award at a ceremony held recently at Katy’s Place in Rosebank by the Fournews Development Group – which owns the international News Cafe Brand.

Despite the larger national and international stores, the group had previously awarded Zoetmulder the 2010 Brand Builder of the Year award as well as the 2012 and 2014 Marketer of the Year awards.

“2015 was a great year for our restaurant which resulted in us being nominated in 4 categories at the national awards and we are so excited to have won two of those categories as we are up against extremely large and successfully international and Guateng based News Cafe franchises. 

Alan Van Der Westhuizen, Group Executive Manager said “the Best Front of House is award to the store that achieved the highest overall results for their front-of-house in the GSE assessment report and offers consistent excellent service. The number of complaints and compliments received are taken into account as well as any initiatives taken by the store to educate and develop their front-of-house staff. This award goes to the store that delivers the most consistent overall experience and ensures that every guest shares in the vibe. We are extremely proud of Sandy and her team who fly the News Cafe flag so proudly in the Eastern Cape”

Zoetmulder continues to say “we are extremely proud of our achievements and these awards are testimony to our excellent team who continue to strive to provide great service fuelled by passion and hard work!”

News Cafe is situated at Sun International’s The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment complex and has been in operation since 2002 serving breakfasts, lunches, dinners and world class cocktails. News Cafe is open daily from 9 am till late in the night offering a great entertainment experience to aspirational customers