Hospitality WA





The Australian Hotels Association is looking for WA’s Best Steak Sandwich in 2020 and voting is now underway!


Now in its 13th year, the AHA’s Steak Sandwich Competition provides an opportunity to be recognised as WA’s best.

Judged by the general public through an online voting system, each participating venue can encourage patrons to vote for their steak sandwich.

Each venue is provided with marketing tools including posters, flyers and more!

The competition is promoted through a variety of media channels throughout April.

This year the 2020 Steak Sandwich finalists will be determined using a combination of methods including online votes, judging criteria and mystery judge visits.

From this process, four Perth and four country WA finalists will be identified. Each finalist is then invited to compete in a live steak sandwich cook-off, held at the AHA Hospitality Expo on the 12th and 13th May at Crown Perth.


Country WA cook-off - Tuesday 12 May, Crown Perth
Perth cook-off - Wednesday 13 May, Crown Perth


The two cook-off winners (Perth and Country WA) receive automatic entry as the semi-finalists in the AHA Hospitality Awards for Excellence “WA’s Best Steak Sandwich” category.





Nominations close: Friday 6 March

Online voting opens: Thursday 13 March

Online voting closes: Monday 13 April

Finalists notified: Friday 17 April

Hospitality Expo Country WA venues cook-off: Tuesday 12 May

Hospitality Expo Perth venues cook-off: Wednesday 13 May

Please note pictures of the steak sandwich and the venue menu must be included with your nomination for promotional purposes.

Should your venue be successful in becoming a finalist for the Hospitality Expo cook-off judging criteria is as follows:

  • Tenderness of the meat (beef or lamb)
  • Composition & Presentation
  • Originality / Creativity
  • Sides (e.g. chips / wedges)
  • Sauces
  • Flavour
  • Value for money


Competition rules:

  • The composition of the Steak Sandwich, recipe and its ingredients must remain the same throughout the competition (from nomination and consumer voting through to final cook-off )
  • The Steak Sandwich must be available on the venue’s menu throughout the competition
  • Steak is defined as a cut of meat being beef or lamb.


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