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Best Bites 2022 award winners announced

01 February 2023

Best Bites is a Mornington Peninsula Shire and Peninsula Health program recognising the most outstanding local food businesses in the areas of food safety, healthy eating, sustainability, reduction of tobacco/alcohol and access and inclusion.

Foxey’s Hangout in Red Hill have won gold in the Best Bites Restaurant category at the Shire’s 2022 Best Bites Food Awards! Closely followed by The Kitchen in Tootgarook winning silver and Unica Cucina E Caffe in Capel Sound and Stumpy Gully Dining in Moorooduc both being awarded bronze.

Commonfolk Coffee Company in Mornington won gold in the Best Bites Café category, with Blue Mini – Eatery, Emporium, Events in Rosebud winning silver and Two to Tango in Somerville winning bronze.

The winners were presented with their awards on Wednesday 5 October by Mayor Councillor Antony Marsh at Mock Red Hill.

Congratulations to all our Best Bites winners and finalists! It was an honour to present the awards last night to local businesses who are the ‘best of the best’ in safe, healthy and sustainable food on the Mornington Peninsula.

Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh
Group of business owners holding up trophies and smiling

The full list of business category award winners and finalists are:




Health and Education

Takeaway Outlets


Other worthy businesses were also recognised for their work across the following areas of excellence:

Waste and Recycling

Energy and Water Efficiency

Access and Inclusion

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Smoke Free and Alcohol

Business Excellence

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