The Annual Bridal Industry Awards (The ABIA’s) are determined by the only entity qualified to evaluate a wedding business
- The Past Bride & Groom.
Each year, ABIA administer a series of State Awards which enables progressive, prolific and proficient wedding businesses to be publicly recognised for their efforts in designing and delivering the brides dream of the perfect day.
The process of determining who are the best wedding businesses in each State is facilitated via a sophisticated online ratings system which requests past brides & grooms to evaluate each of their wedding businesses from a maximum of 100 points based on
ABIA’s four (4) Pillars of Perfection:
Quality of Product | Quality of Service | Value for Money | Attitude of Staff
Each bride provides a rating out of 100 points in each of the above criterions.
The ratings provided by each bride/groom are accumulated to determine the overall performance of each vendor in each of 36 different wedding categories. Two additional criterions are then added to the overall brides rating, being a weighted index for the number of
brides/grooms who have rated each business and a weighted index for the number of times each individual business has been selected by the brides/grooms as the most outstanding business of all the businesses who provided a product or service for their wedding.
The system of collecting bridal feedback is of the utmost importance to ABIA as it forms the foundation for the ABIA Accreditation and Awards system. This system has been set in place to ensure high quality service amongst bridal suppliers and allows the bride to easily determine who the quality businesses are through the ABIA Accreditation logos.
All ABIA Members must attain an A Rate (average rating) equal to or above 95.00%.
The A Rate is an average of all ratings provided by a business’ past brides in the most recent award year.
For the third year in a row Cosmic Cocktails & Catering has won the Savour Australia Consumer Choice Award
We would like to thank everyone who voted for us as without your support we would not have been in the running.
The Awards for Excellence is the most dependable and authoritative guide to Australia’s best restaurants and caterers, which has set the National benchmark for objectively recognising and promoting best practice.
Restaurant & Catering Australia CEO John Hart congratulates all of the winners, especially those which went home with two plates to demonstrate professionalism and excellence in their field.
“The winners should be proud that they have excelled in a rigorous system, where nothing goes unnoticed”, said Mr Hart.
In total Cosmic Cocktails & Catering were nominated for 6 Awards:
Consumer Choice Award 2014 - Winner - Voted by the Pulbic as the best from the choice of Cafe, Restaurant and Caterer.
Wedding Caterer 2014 - Finalist - Independently Judged at a Wedding held in January, the Winner was Mosmans Restaurant, congratulations to them.
Small Caterer 2014 - Finalist - Independently Judged at a Corporate Christmas Function - Cocktails, Canapes and Walk & Fork menu. Congratulations to Creative Catering on their win.
Employer of the Year 2014 - Winner - Nominated by our staff, this is awarded to an outstanding employer in the industry whose attitude and contribution to his or her profession has inspired public and colleagues confidence in the industry.
Product Supplier - Finalist - This was awarded to a product supplier whose contribution and service through his or her business has resulted in outstanding service to the industry. We entered as we have been suppling Slushy Machines to the industry for over 10 Years and Chocolate Fountains for over 5 years. The winner was Jean Pierre Sancho.
Employee of the Year 2014 - Finalist - We nominated Catherine as this award was for employees who have made an outstanding contribution to his or her profession, Catherine continually goes above and beyond her role. The winner was Arnya from Frasers Restaurant, we deal with Arnya and agree she is a worthy winner.
Thank you once again for your support.
The 12 week challenge will test them both mentally and physically, they will be competing with thousands of other entries from across the country.
The goal is to make the top 50, but if history is anything to go by, just finishing the 12 weeks will be a victory.
Clint will be doing Max's Muscle Up Challenge and Tanya will be doing Maxine's Tone Up Challenge. Both programs have a strict meal and exercise plan to follow to achieve the best results.
We see this challenge as an oportunity to change our lifestyle for the better, if you would like to join us in this challenge or just want send your support via encouraging comments, please post them below our on our Facebook page.
We would like to thank all of our Facebook fans for their support, photos, comments, likes and shares and for helping us reach 3000+ Likes (ie Fans)
Thanks Again 8-)
The 2014 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering Host Plus Awards For Excellence Finalists have been announced. The Awards are the most dependable and authoritative guide to Australia’s best restaurants and caterers. With more than 500 trained judges and 1500 entrants, the Awards for Excellence set the national benchmark. They are the most important and respected industry awards, specifically designed to objectively recognise and promote industry best practice.
We would like to thank our customers for allowing the judging to take place at their events. We would also like to thank everyone who voted for us in the Consumer Vote Award as we are going for three wins in a row.
The Social Media Award is a new category for 2014, but thanks to your support we are in with a chance. If you don't follow us yet please check out our, Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest and Instagram pages and share them with your friends.
You now have more ways than ever before to connect, follow and be inspired to create your wildest cocktail or craziest party theme. Cosmic Cocktails & Catering are always trying to give you more ideas, competitions and special offers and we will be using all of these mediums to do so.
Check out our new page within our Hints and Tips section:
In an effort to keep your costs down, we are bring more products into our own range. You can order the red carpet by it's self or hire the bolards and red velvet rope with it.
For more info please see http://www.cosmiccocktails.com.au/products/-red-carpet-runner-hire-6m.html
We wish you a Safe and Merry Christmas.
Clint has been published in the July edition of the Menu Magazine, his article is about 'Where to Start when choosing a Caterer'. He chose this topic due to his experience with customers over the years of not knowing where to start.
Some of the Key Points are:
For the full story be sure to pick up a copy of MENU Magazine from a newsagent near you.
The Australian Bridal Industry Academy was founded in 1997 as a National Industry Authority designed to distinguish quality wedding suppliers as determined by brides. Since then ABIA have assisted over 70,000 brides to select the best suppliers from over 30,000 wedding suppliers who have been ranked, rated and evaluated by past brides. The ABIA Accreditation program is open to all wedding suppliers who demonstrate a high standard of quality and service.
Appointed Bridal Industry Associate Accreditation Level 1
This title is provided to suppliers who achieve ABIA’s standards in their first year as a member of the Academy.
ABIA gathers feedback from brides about suppliers – referred to as the ‘Bridal Rating’ – and uses this as the basis of the ABIA Accreditation Program.
As you can see in the table below Cosmic Cocktails has a 'Bridal Rating' of 94.29%.
|Year||Event||Bridal Rating||Award Status|
|2011||1st Western Australian Annual Bridal Industry Awards||94.29%||
(Some of the information on this post is supplied by ABIA's website)
Are you getting married or know someone who is, please share this information with them or let us know if you think this is helpful?
Cosmic Cocktails was annouced as the Winner of the Ecommerce Website Award for 2011 in the Belmont Small Business Awards for 2011.
It was a great night out, made even better by winning an award. It is nice when your hard work is rewarded. I would like to thank Andrew from ABWeb Developers for helping me build our website and finding ways to implement my ideas. I hope we have enhanced your experience when using this website. We will continue to develop this site, encouraged by your comments and support.
Would you like to Win a Night's Hire of a 3 Bowl Slushy Machine to the value of $375?
Entering is easy ....
Please click on this Facebook Button or the one found right at the top of this page and when our page appears click on the Like button. Login to your account or signup for a new Facebook account and you're half way there. Then find your photos with a Cosmic Cocktails product shown i.e. a slushy machine, or a photo of you and your friends drinking Cosmic Cocktails or enjoying our finger food and upload them to our page, you can even leave a comment or include the date of the function.
Please see the full Terms & Conditions
The great thing about this competition is if you have been a guest at a party or function where Cosmic Cocktails provided a product or service and you have photos from that party, all you need to do is upload them to our facebook page and you're entered.
Cosmic Cocktails is committed to offering our customers more chances to win and that’s why we joined Facebook, so we can share our offers instantly with you and then you can share them with your friends.
As you may be aware Cosmic Cocktails encourages our customers to review our services and products.
We are happy to announce we have been named as "The Top Caterer in Perth for 2011" as voted by the people.
For a complete list of all of the business that qualified Australia wide, please click here. While you are there please leave your own review of Cosmic Cocktails.
Cosmic Cocktails is now a Gold License Caterer.
What is a Gold License Caterer?
The Caterers Gold License has established minimum standards for caterers in the areas of hygiene in food preparation, the quality of cooking personnel and management, the existence of appropriate Workers Compensation and Product & Public Liability insurance. All of these are potential problem areas for unsuspecting customers of 'fly-by-night' businesses, and ensure that consumers are supplied with a quality product.
Many people only use a caterer on average three times in their life, for a wedding, an anniversary or a special birthday, and one incident of food poisoning can spoil what should be a memorable occasion. Unfortunately, many people don’t know what to look for when selecting a caterer.
A Gold License Caterer Must Have The Following
1) Commercial Kitchen A legal requirement for preparation, adequate refrigeration for food storage, appropriate facilities for transportation of food and the handling of food on sale.
2) Up-to-date and Relevant Insurances The caterer must provide protection of consumers by taking out public & product liability and worker compensation insurances.
3) Training and/or experience Gold Licence Caterers must have or employ a senior person who have five years experience within the hospitality industry, in food preparation or catering management, along with relevant qualifications, a Safe Food Handling Certificate and Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate.
4) Foodsafe (WA only) Food Handler Training Programme where all staff have at least basic food handler training; and FoodSafe practices are maintained to the satisfaction of the Environmental Health Officer.
The Accreditation Process An independent Accreditation Board has been established in each state to undertake the approval of Gold License Caterers. The Board consists of representatives from governing industry bodies and State Accreditation Sub-Committee.
When choosing your caterer, make sure you ask if they hold a Gold License.
Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us at Cosmic Cocktails and word-of-mouth feedback is our main source of customers. So if you like our service, we'd love it if you could take a moment to review your experience with us on WOMOW.com.au - Word Of Mouth On the Web.
To review Cosmic Cocktails and share your experience with others, just click here:
Then click on the orange "Review this Business" button. It only takes a moment and we'd be so grateful.
If for some reason, you have not been totally satisfied with our service, please call or email us directly. We would love the opportunity to rectify this.
Thank you very much for your help!
The team at Cosmic Cocktails