Top foodservice industry professionals and their fans gathered together for the 37th Annual RAMMY Awards — Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington has announced winners in 20 award categories and many special honors.
The winners of the 37th Annual RAMMY Awards are:
Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year: The Veritas Law Firm
Upscale Brunch of the Year: Unconventional Diner
Casual Brunch of the Year: Compass Rose Bar & Kitchen
Favorite Gathering Place of the Year: Open Road
Favorite Fast Bites of the Year: Taco Bamba Taqueria
Service Program of the Year: Ambar – Clarendon
Beer Program of the Year: Republic
Cocktail Program of the Year: Barmini by José Andrés
Wine Program of the Year: Maxwell Park
Casual Restaurant of the Year: Royal
Employee of the Year: Valentine King, Hummingbird Bar, and Kitchen
Manager of the Year: Donna Seal, Oceanaire
Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: Ivy City Smokehouse
Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: The Source by Wolfgang Puck
New Restaurant of the Year: Spoken English
Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: Iron Gate
Pastry Chef of the Year: Ana Deshaies, Unconventional Diner
Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Kwame Onwuachi, Kith/Kin
Restaurateur of the Year: Michael Friedman, Mike O’Malley, Colin McDonough & Gareth Croke, Redstone Restaurant Group (All Purpose, Boundary Stone, The Red Hen)
Chef of the Year: Kyle Bailey, The Salt Line
The 2019 Honorary Milestone RAMMY Award was given to The Bombay Club (30 years),Ristorante i Ricchi (30 years), Moby Dick House of Kabob (30 years), Silver Diner (30 years), Taberna del Alabardero (30 years), and Lebanese Taverna (40 years), dining staples celebrating 30 and 40 years serving locals and visitors in Metropolitan Washington.