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AWARDS

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OUR ACCOLADES

White + Wong’s was first established in New Zealand five years ago and has fast become the country’s most awarded restaurant brand. 

WHITE + WONG’S - VIADUCT – AUCKLAND

  • Outstanding New Auckland Venue - Lewisham Awards 2016 - Finalist

  • Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards 2016 - Finalist

  • Tu Fearn, White + Wong’s, Auckland

  • Cuisine Top 100 2017

  • Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence - Best Restaurant 2018 - Winner

  • Cuisine Top 100 2018 

  • Outstanding Establishment – Lewisham Awards 2018 - Finalist

  • Outstanding Hospitality Personality – Lewisham Awards 2018 - Finalist (Sonya Chan)

  • Outstanding Maitre’d – Lewisham Awards 2018 Winner (Sonya Chan) 

  • Silver Fern Farms Restaurant Awards 2018 - Finalist
    Ashish Bhatnagar, White + Wong’s, Auckland.

  • Cuisine Good Food Awards 2019 – Top Restaurants – 1 HAT

 

SARDINE – VIADUCT - AUCKLAND

  • Outstanding Bar – Lewisham Awards 2018 - Finalist

WHITE + WONG’S NEWMARKET - AUCKLAND

  • Newmarket Business Awards - Restaurant of the Year 2021 – Winner

  • Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2021 – People’s Choice Award - Finalist 

  • Iconic Eats in Auckland Top 100 – ‘Master Stock Crispy Pork Hock’ 

 

WHITE + WONG’S QUEENSTOWN

  • Queenstown Hospitality Awards - Outstanding Ambience & Design 2019 – Winner

  • Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence - Best New Business - Food and Beverage 2019 - Winner

  • Hospitality NZ Awards for Excellence - Best Restaurant 2021 - Winner

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MEET THE BRAND GENERAL MANAGER

SONYA CHAN

Brand General Manager for White & Wong’s, Sonya Chan, brings a wealth of hospitality experience from her over eight years at the award-winning Molten Restaurant in Mt Eden, NZ.

 

Sonya’s expert skills and professionalism have been recognised at the highly respected Lewisham Awards, ‘Auckland’s hospitality Oscar’s’, where she has been a finalist three times in the Outstanding Maitre d’ category. The Outstanding Maitre d’ category acknowledges hospitality professionals who demonstrate strong leadership skills to their team and are the professional ‘face of their establishment’.

 

In addition to White + Wong’s and before moving to Molten, Sonya has worked at Auckland restaurants; Monsoon Poon, VBG and Pontoon. She also spent six years working in a family-owned cafe and catering business.

 

Sonya also had broad business experience in retail having owned two businesses before she found her niche in the hospitality industry

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