Earlier this year, Countrywide, Australia’s largest Food Service Distributor Group, ran their Café of the Year promotion. With more cafés registered and more votes than the prior year, the competition created quite a buzz across the nation!
The top prize of $25k and the Countrywide Café of the Year 2019 title went to Alowishus Delicious of Bundaberg, Queensland. Alowishus Delicious is a customer of Countrywide Distributor, North Coast Foods and have now taken out the title for the 2nd year in a row – what an achievement.
Countrywide recently caught up with Tracey McPhee, owner of Alowishus Delicious on what the win meant to her and the team. Tracey said “Alowishus Delicious and the team were so thrilled to win 2 years running. It really means so much to us as our business truly values community and relationships. We love that our customers love us enough to take the time to vote for us. In this increasingly busy world, with bombardment from so many companies and organisations vying for the consumers attention, we are honoured and humbled that our customers choose us. It makes us want to do, and be more for our customers, it makes me want to do, and be more as a leader. Thank you to Countrywide for making this possible.”
After donating a total of $10,000 to two local charities chosen by their customers, Angels Community Group and The Foodbasket, it is clear that the team at Alowishus value their community and love giving back! As for the rest of the winnings, they threw a party for the team in Bundy and Maryborough along with the crew from their Countrywide Distributor, North Coast Foods and are planning to do something big for the team for their Christmas Party.
Congratulations also goes to all the Region winners of Countrywide Café of the Year 2019:
• QLD: The Coffee Shop, Mackay – Distributor: Whitsunday Foodservice
• WA: The Cottage Cafe @ The Berry Farm, Rosa Glen – Distributor: Craven Foods
• SA/NT: North Beach Kitchen, Wallaroo – Distributor: Centre State Food Service
• VIC/TAS: Coffee Bank, Pyramid Hill – Distributor: Cadell Food Service
• NSW/ACT: Le Bon Melange, Gungahlin – Distributor: Frozpak Food Service
You can see that after another fantastic year of Countrywide Café of the Year, Countrywide’s Distributors and their Supply Partner Sponsors were thrilled to present the winning cafés their prizes!