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.