• BIG APPLE LEGACY AWARD presented by pesetsky and bookman

Goes to an individual whose success and influence will leave a long lasting impact on the NYC hospitality industry

Honoree: Tracy Nieporent; Myriad Restaurant Group

I Love Boroughs

  • I love bronx award

Goes to three favorite restaurants in the Bronx

Honorees: Enzo's, Liebman's Delicatessen, The Original Crab Shanty

  • i love brooklyn award

Goes to three favorite restaurants in Brooklyn

Honorees: Diner, Hometown BBQ, Sunday in Brooklyn

  • I love manhattan awarD presented by Yelp Reservations

Goes to three favorite restaurants in Manhattan

Honorees: Balthazar, Keens Steakhouse, The Red Cat

  • i love queens award

Goes to three favorite restaurants in Queens

Honorees:  Don Peppe, Mu Ramen, SriPraPhai

  • i love staten island award

Goes to three favorite restaurants in Staten Island

Honorees: COMMONS Café, Joe & Pat's Pizzeria, The Stone House at Clove Lakes

  • True taste of nyc award

Goes to three iconic dishes served at three iconic NYC restaurants 

Honorees:  Joe's Pizza; Classic Cheese Pizza, Mamoun's Falafel; Falafel, Lloyd's Carrot Cake; Carrot Cake

  • City that never sleeps award .

Goes to three influential bars, clubs, cocktail bars or operators 

Honorees:  House of Yes, Stonewall Inn, The Dead Rabbit

  • back of house award

Goes to three individuals who have achieved respect and excellence working in one or more jobs in a restaurant kitchen. (Executive Chef, Pastry Chef, etc.)

Honorees: Amanda Cohen (Dirt Candy), Anita Lo, Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione)

  • front of house award

Goes to three individuals who have achieved respect and excellence working in one or more jobs on the dining room floor of a restaurant. (Manager, Maitre d', Sommelier, Server, Bartender, etc)

Honorees: Georgette Farkas (Rotisserie Georgette), Steve Morales (TAO Group), Susan Povich (Red Hook Lobster Pound)

  • operations award 

Goes to three individuals who have achieved respect and excellence working in one or more operation level jobs for a single unit or restaurant group. (COO, CFO, F&B Director, etc)

Honorees: Katie Broad (Le Bernardin), Sam Goldfinger (Soho House), Susan Spikes (Hill Country Hospitality) 

  • HEARTS OF HOSPITALITY AWARD presented by fox rothschild LLp

Goes to three individuals who are recognized for excellence in the profession of human resources in hospitality

Honorees: Elvira Ryder (Empowered Hospitality), Jonathan Moldenhauer (Major Food Group), Laura O'Neill (The Alicart Restaurant Group)

  • THE DETERMINATION AWARD presented by asahi beer

Goes to three individuals who started at an entry-level job in the industry and are now in a leadership role

Honorees: Ahmon Williams (Fausto), Emily Hilton (Bathtub Gin), Melba Wilson (Melba's Restaurant) 

  • THE NEXT GENERATION AWARD presented by e.b. cohen

Goes to three up-and-coming or established movers and shakers who are still early in their hospitality industry career (Must be under 40 years old on April 9, 2018)

Honorees: Adam Landsman (Sunday in Brooklyn), Nicolas Jammet (sweetgreen), Will Guidara (Make it Nice Hospitality) 

  • #hospitalityguru Award

Goes to three restaurants, chefs, restaurateurs, nightlife operators or social media influencers with a social media presence that makes you drool, laugh, think and captures your attention  

Honorees: Barbuto (@barbutonyc), Food Baby (@foodbabyny), thirsty (@thirsty)

  • PHILANTHROPY SERVED HERE AWARD

Goes to a charitable organization whose work helps to make the neighborhoods of NYC a more hospitable place- with a focus on working with the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Honoree: Wellness in the Schools

  • Fast Casual award presented by imperial dade

Goes to three emerging or established fast casual restaurant concepts we cant get enough of

Honorees: Pasta Flyer, The Halal Guys, Xi'an Famous Foods