• BIG APPLE LEGACY AWARD

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

Jeff Bank, The Alicart Restaurant Group (2016)

I LOVE BOROUGHS

  • I LOVE BRONX AWARD

Goes to a favorite restaurant in the Bronx

Mike's Deli (2016); Dominick's (2017)

  • I LOVE BROOKLYN AWARD

Goes to a favorite restaurant in Brooklyn

Peter Luger (2016); Roberta's (2017)

  • I LOVE MANHATTAN AWARD

Goes to a favorite restaurant in Manhattan

Gramercy Tavern (2016); Gotham Bar & Grill (2017)

  • I LOVE QUEENS AWARD

Goes to a favorite restaurant in Queens

Taverna Kyclades (2016); Bohemian Beer Hall & Garden (2017)

  • I LOVE STATEN ISLAND AWARD

Goes to a favorite restaurant in Staten Island

Lorenzo's Restaurant, Bar & Cabaret (2016); Mario's (2017)

  • TRUE TASTE OF NYC AWARD

Goes to an iconic dish served at an iconic NYC restaurant 

2nd Ave Deli, Hot Pastrami Sandwich (2016); Katz's Delicatessen, Pastrami Sandwich (2017)

  • CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS AWARD

Goes to the important/influential club and/or operator

Marquee NY (2016); The Box (2017)

  • RAISING THE BAR AWARD

Goes to the important/influential bar and/or owner

Employees Only (2016); Jimmy's No. 43 (2017)

  • 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.)

Bill Telepan (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)

Katie Bell, Agern (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)

Bill Bonbrest, TAO Group (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

Angie Buonpane, Union Square Hospitality Group (2016); Kelly Perkins, NoHo Hospitality Group (2017)

  • THE DETERMINATION AWARD

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

Robert McGovern, Refinery Hotel (2016); Pierre Siue, DANIEL (2017)

  • 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

John Meadow, LDV Hospitality (2016); Michael Stillman, Quality Branded (2017)

  • #HOSPITALITYGURU AWARD

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

Milk Bar/Christina Tosi (2016); By Chloe (2017)

  • HOSPITALITY TECHNOLOGY AWARD

Goes to a technology platform enhancing the way hospitality industry operates

Harri (2016); SEVENROOMS (2017)

  • 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.

fresh&co and Food Education Fund (2016); City Harvest (2017)