Two Dunedin women have taken top titles in a national cafe
Rebecca Kellett and Michelle Ludlow were among winners of the
11th annual Wild Bean Cafe awards, held by BP, the finals of
which were in Auckland recently.
Mrs Ludlow, the cafe team leader of BP Connect Southern, won
the national cafe team leader title, having won the South
Island title last year.
She has worked for BP for almost six years and first entered
the competition last year.
Mrs Kellett, of BP Connect Bays Junction, won the South
Island supreme barista title and was one of seven national
She beat 11 other supreme baristas from Christchurch, Timaru,
Queenstown, Rolleston and Dunedin.
Mrs Kellett has worked for BP for about four years and first
entered the annual competition as a rookie barista.
Last year's national champion in the rookie barista
competition, Claudette McMaster, was also from BP Connect
Bays Junction, where she worked as cafe team leader. Store
manager Rebecca Young said it was great for employees' hard
work and talent to be nationally recognised.
Wild Bean Cafe general manager Frank van Hattum said the
awards were established to recognise and reward excellence by
staff throughout the 81 stores nationwide.