Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor, Councillor Sam Hearn announced Cooee Café in Rosebud as the overall winner of 2020 Best Bites People’s Choice Awards.
More than 150 customers nominated their favourite food business. A panel of three independent judges comprising representatives from the Shire, Peninsula Health and the Disability Advisory Committee assessed the nominees based on how well they performed in all categories, including food safety, healthy eating, sustainability, reduction of tobacco/alcohol and access for all.
Both Blue Mini in Rosebud and Corner Pantry in Mount Eliza were highly commended.
Cr Sam Hearn said “It was a great privilege to announce the Best Bites People’s Choice Award winners. These food businesses set great examples of healthy, sustainable and accessible food for our local food industry. It’s fantastic to see the community support around the awards and local cafes and restaurants – the awards highlight that we have a passionate food community on the Peninsula”.
All of the winners and nominated businesses are featured in the 2020 Best Bites Food Guide. The guide lists local food businesses that have received a Best Bites certification by scoring over 95 per cent in their food safety assessment and providing excellent allergen management for customers.