Vbase hosted more than 1,230 guests to a gala dinner at Horncastle Arena on September 17 for the annual Champion Canterbury Business Awards.

New Zealand's largest business awards event was staged by Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce and MCed by comedian and writer Michele A'Court.

Vbase had 95 food and beverage waiting staff and 20 chefs and kitchen staff on hand to serve the three course dinner matched with top local wines. The selection included tasting plates of Canterbury salmon, duck and main courses included confit of lamb, grain fed chicken and desserts baby chocolate mousse truffle cake, berry crumble and lemon meringue pie

Vbase was also a finalist in the Awards with its venue partner Air Force Museum. Christchurch's premier venue management company and the major Christchurch attraction worked together in an innovative partnership to rejuvenate the city's business tourism and hospitality sector.