NOW! Jakarta has held the Best Restaurant, Bar, and Cafe Awards (BRBCA) every year since 2009. This year, BRBCA returns with a campaign to support food waste management, “Say Yes to Less”. Here are the reasons why dining venues’ stakeholders and the public must participate in the 2019 NOW! Jakarta BRBCA.
"Say Yes to Less" Campaign
Did you know that over 60% of the waste dropped at Bantar Gebang is organic? Let's start reducing that number by encouraging restaurants to have better food waste management!
NOW! Jakarta BRBCA is collaborating with Waste4Change, a local social enterprise specialising in waste management, and AVANI, an eco-friendly disposable packaging organisation, both partners of MVB Indonesia's sustainability programme, to come up with a waste management campaign called SAY YES TO LESS. Through this campaign, we encourage all participating restaurants to take real action towards sustainability. This campaign will include a workshop covering various aspects of waste management. Only two restaurants will have the honour of being named Most Sustainable Restaurant. At the end of the programme, NOW! Jakarta will feature the two winners in this category and also promote those who have committed to this campaign on NOW! Jakarta’s platforms as well as MVB's.
Everyone Can Register
NOW! Jakarta BRBCA has a wide range of categories so that most restaurants, bars, and cafes in Jakarta can participate. There are 21 categories in which restaurants can choose to be registered. Those categories are based on the origin of the dishes that the restaurants serve and the atmosphere of the dining venues.This allows voters to choose more thant one favourite accros the different categories.
Every Vote Counts
NOW! Jakarta BRBCA believes that everyone be given the opportunity to voice their opinion. Our readers and the public in general will decide the award winners via an online voting system that can be accessed by anyone starting from 16 June 2019 until 16 August 2019. Everyone is invited to vote for their favourite restaurants across all categories. Voters are permitted to vote one time for one restaurant but can vote for multiple restaurants across all categories.
Transparency is Key
NOW! Jakarta BRBCA website (best.nowjakarta.co.id) is the main source of information for this campaign. Visitors, both participants and the public, can access registration and participation information and learn more about our campaign. Participating restaurants can learn more about registration packages and related information. Voters, when registration is open, can access all registered restaurants to vote for them.
NOW! Jakarta has been organising the Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards since 2009. Last year, BRBCA had 144 restaurants participating across all categories. The honours were given to the winners based on more than 52,000 votes received via the website during the voting period. Our experience in running the campaign has earned the trust from the main stakeholders in the food and beverage industry in Jakarta. Registration begins on 15 April 2019.