• BIG APPLE LEGACY AWARD

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

2016 Winner: Jeffrey Bank, the Alicart Restaurant Group

I Love Boroughs

  • I love bronx award

Goes to a favorite restaurant in the Bronx

2016 Winner: Mike's Deli

  • i love brooklyn award

Goes to a favorite restaurant in Brooklyn

2016 Winner: Peter Luger

  • I love manhattan award

Goes to a favorite restaurant in Manhattan

2016 Winner: Gramercy Tavern

  • i love queens award

Goes to a favorite restaurant in Queens

2016 Winner: Taverna Kyclades

  • i love staten island award

Goes to a favorite restaurant in Staten Island

2016 Winner: Lorenzo's Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret

  • True taste of nyc award

Goes to an iconic dish served at an iconic NYC restaurant 

2016 Winner: 2nd Ave Deli (Hot Pastrami Sandwich)

  • City that never sleeps award

Goes to the important/influential club and/or operator

2016 Winner: Marquee New York

  • raising the bar award

Goes to the important/influential bar and/or owner

2016 Winner: Employees Only

  • back of house award

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

**New Award for 2017

  • front of house award

Goes to a person who has 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)

** New Award for 2017

  • operations award

Goes to a person who has 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)

** New Award for 2017

  • HEARTS OF HOSPITALITY AWARD presented by fox rothschild llp 

Goes to an individual who is recognized for excellence in the profession of human resources in hospitality

2016 Winner: Angie Buonpane (Union Square Hospitality Group)

  • THE DETERMINATION AWARD

Goes to an individual who started at an entry-level job in the industry and is now in a leadership role

2016 Winner: Robert McGovern (The Refinery Hotel)

  • THE NEXT GENERATION AWARD Presented by Touchbistro

Goes to an up-and-coming or established mover and shaker who is still early in their hospitality industry career

2016 Winner: John Meadow (LDV Hospitality)

  • #hospitalityguru Award

Goes to the restaurant (or chef/restaurateur) with the best food Social Media presence - makes you drool, laugh and captures your attention

2016 Winner: Milk Bar

  • hospitality technology award

Goes to a technology platform enhancing the way hospitality industry operates

2016 Winner: harri

  • 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.

2016 Winner: fresh&co / Food Education Fund