Due to an unclaimed prize, another random draw was made to determine a final winner of ‘Free Coffee for a Year’ as part of the Countrywide Cafe of the Year 2018 competition.

All customers who voted for a cafe, automatically went into the draw to win 1 of 10 ‘Free Coffee for a Year’ prizes, i.e. a Visa Gift Card worth $1,300!!!

The draw took place on 6th September 2018 and the winner was Emily Showell of Deniliquin, NSW. Enjoy your prize Emily and thanks for voting!

Winners Countrywide cafe of the year

Would you look at their faces! After a fantastic first year of Countrywide Café of the Year, Countrywide’s Distributors were thrilled to present their winning café customers with an official cheque and certificate to mark them as winners of the competition.

Below we have:

  • Alowishus Delicious, Bundaberg QLD – Customer of North Coast Foods. Below we have Lee Ward, their North Coast Foods Rep, sharing in their glory.
  • Jitter Bean Oasis, Lochiel SA – Customer of Centre State Food Service. Tracy Grillet and Nicole Adams presented the award.
  • Pelikan Societe, Hastings VIC – Customer of Complete Food Services. John Osky of Complete Food Services presented the award.
  • Putia Pure Foods Kitchen, Banyo QLD – Customer of Quality Food Services. Guy Politi from Quality presented the award.
  • The Good Egg, Busselton WA – Customer of Craven Foods. Doug Mateljan and Wayne Heathcote presented the award.
  • Le Bon Melange, Gunghalin ACT – Customer of Frozpak Food Services. Their Rep, Luigi Taurasi presented the award.

We look forward to finding out how the winners used their prize money! Stay tuned for our competition happening again next year, see you then!


Enjoy your gift cards and free coffees, courtesy of Countrywide!

Winners will have received an email with further details. If you are a winner please check your email and reply to receive your gift card.

Countrywide Café of the Year – Press Release

In February this year, Countrywide, Australia’s largest Food Service Distributor Group, launched a brand new promotion, ‘Countrywide Café of the Year’. The competition created quite a buzz across the nation, giving away $52,000 worth of prizes to cafés.

With 14 weeks of the competition now coming to a close, Countrywide Food Service Distributors are ecstatic to announce the winners of the competition.

Once cafés registered, we received endless messages of adoration from happy, loyal customers when submitting their votes throughout the 8-week voting period.

Voters had the opportunity to win ‘Free Coffee for a Year’, an enticing prize, many would agree.

Cafés put up some tough competition with social media efforts and in-café promoting going strong!

Countrywide is delighted to congratulate the following winners:

Overall Countrywide Café of the Year – Winner of $25,000:

  • Alowishus Delicious, Bundaberg, QLD

Regional Winners – Each a winner of $5,000:

  • Regional Winner – Countrywide Café of the Year WA – The Good Egg Café, Busselton
  • Regional Winner – Countrywide Café of the Year NSW/ACT – Le Bon Melange, Gunghalin
  • Regional Winner – Countrywide Café of the Year VIC/TAS – Pelikan Societe, Hastings
  • Regional Winner – Countrywide Café of the Year SA/NT – Jitter Bean Oasis, Lochiel
  • Regional Winner – Countrywide Café of the Year QLD – Putia Pure Foods Kitchen, Banyo

We sincerely thank all the amazing cafés that have participated! You have all won the hearts of your passionate customers and put up some serious competition.

We look forward to welcoming you all to register again for next year’s competition!

For further enquiries, please contact Michelle Wearing, Marketing Manager of Countrywide at michelle.wearing@countrywide.net.au or on mobile on 0413 805 876.

All the very best, from Countrywide Food Service Distributors.


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And the 8th and final winner of Countrywide Cafe of the Week is…The Alkaline Cafe of Albany, WA!

They’ve done a great job promoting the competition in store and have a wonderful range of creative vegan and vegetarian foods available for their customers. Check out their instagram account for a sneak peak of what they have to offer!

We wish them all the best!

Alkaline cafe albany

And a NSW winner comes into the mix! Well done to Freckles Café in Inverell, NSW for winning Café of the Week at Week 7 of the competition.

Only 1 WEEK of voting left! Come on’ everybody – make sure you submit your vote. 

By voting, you automatically go into the draw to win FREE COFFEE FOR A YEAR! There is 10 of these prizes up for grabs.

Conditions apply.

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Countrywide Cafe of the Week

Countrywide Cafe of the Year

Congratulations to Senses Cafe in Geraldton WA, for winning WEEK 3 of ‘Café of the Week’! They win a $250 Countrywide Food Service Distributors voucher to use with their CW Distributor. Keep it up guys!

Senses Cafe also supports Countrywide’s Charity Partner, The Australian Cancer Research Foundation which is absolutely amazing. Check out their amazing range of sweet and savoury goodies if you are ever in the area.

With 5 weeks to go in the competition, it’s really anyones game. Cafes, bring your A-GAME to give your customers an easy reason to vote for you!









The competition goes on!

Here are the TOP 5 Runners Up in each competition region as of Week 3 of the competition.

Keep your campaign strong – let’s see who takes out the Week 4 prize!