During Les’ time at Cantarella, the achievements of both he and Cantarella Bros have been recognised:
In 2014 – Woolworths Finalist – Supplier of the Year
In 2014 – Woolworths award for “Innovator of the Year”.
In 2009 Woolworths named Cantarella Bros as the Woolworths Supplier of the Year.
In 2008 the Italian Chamber of Commerce awarded Cantarella Bros with the Business Excellence Award in the category of Food, Wine and Beverage.
In 2006 Vittoria Coffee was awarded the prestigious “Supplier of the Year Award” – restaurant and Catering NSW /ACT Metropolitan Awards. As an industry voted award, Les’ contribution to Australia’s food and coffee culture was recognised.
In 2004 Vittoria Coffee was awarded first place in the Innovation category by the Australian Marketing Institute Awards, for the 'Café at Home' pure coffee aisle activation project executed nationally throughout Woolworths supermarkets.
In 2004 Vittoria Coffee was awarded the National Multicultural Marketing Award for the Vittoria Coffee Heritage campaign in the Big Business Category. This campaign celebrated the contributions made by Italian immigrants to Australian culture.
In 2004 Cantarella Bros was awarded the Australian Family Business of the Year – 2nd Generation Winner for successfully introducing Australians to their now well-known coffee culture.
In 2002 at the National Business GIO Star Awards, Vittoria Coffee was awarded with GIO’s fastest growing business award.