Parma of the Year

* Venues nominating in this category will be invoiced to reimburse the cost of judging

This category will find the hotel that presents the best classic parma, including quality produce and components. The toppings are required to be compatible and of course served with the uppermost customer service. 

Judges will base their assessment on the following:

Please find judging criteria here.

Parama Specific Criteria 

  • Quality of produce
  • Cooked appropriately, tenderness and appearance 
  • Toppings compatible and fresh with the parma 
  • Topping to meat ratio 
  • Presentation of the parma (cheese grillings, constructed well) 
  • Quality of side dishes (e.g. crispy chips and fresh salad)


  • Excellent variety of wines to include regional, Victorian and interstate wines
  • A reasonable variety of wines offered by the glass
  • A variety of beers local and imported available
  • A variety of non-alcoholic beverages offered
  • Wine description to enhance menu

Staff and Service

  • Excellent customer service
  • Staff presentation and quality of interaction
  • Staff knowledge of all products is a must with the ability to suggest food and wine pairings
  • Efficiency of order taking, meal delivery, table clearing
  • Staff efficiency and ability to be discreet
  • Staff well-groomed
  • Knowledge of Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • Telephone technique


  • Presentation
  • Seasonal variation
  • Value for money
  • Integration of specials


  • Relative price
  • Presentation, innovation, accuracy & composition of dishes
  • Originality, selection & variety of menu
  • Quality of dish


Judging Criteria