Last night in Washington, D.C., the restaurant community gathered to honor the standout members of the local restaurant industry. OpenTable was on hand in the winners’ circle to congratulate all the worthy award recipients, including:
Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award: Knightsbridge Restaurant Group founder Ashok Bajaj
Employee of the Year: Joseph Cassis, PassionFish-Bethesda
Restaurant Manager of the Year: John Grace, The Hamilton
Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Ryan Ratino, Ripple
Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: DC Brau Brewing Co.
Favorite Gathering Place of the Year: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
Upscale Brunch: Convivial
Casual Brunch: Republic
Favorite Fast Bites: Cava Grill
Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year: Proof
Casual Restaurant of the Year: Compass Rose Bar + Kitchen
Beer Program of the Year: Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Cocktail Program of the Year: Kapnos
Wine Program of the Year: Charlie Palmer Steak
Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year: Acme Paper and Supply Co.
Pastry Chef of the Year: Jemil Gadea, Masseria by Nicholas Stefanelli
Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Minibar by José Andrés
Service Program of the Year: The Source by Wolfgang Puck
New Restaurant of the Year: Hazel
Restaurateur of the Year: Cava Group
Chef of the Year: Tarver King, The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm
Cheers to all the honorees and another year of success in our nation’s capital.