The Restaurant Association of Maryland is excited to announce the winners of the 60th Annual McCormick & Company Stars of the Industry Awards. The Gala Celebration and Awards presentation took place Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland. Over twenty-five thousand members of Maryland’s dining public voted for their favorite Maryland restaurants and industry professionals.
“The Gala is our opportunity to honor and give recognition to elite restaurants across the state. We are fortunate to have such a diverse group of restaurants to choose from who are dedicated to their customers, their community and their employees,” said Marshall Weston, President and CEO of the Restaurant Association of Maryland.
Award Winners and Honorees
McCormick Cornerstone of the Industry Award
Awarded to the companies that best illustrate how restaurants are the cornerstone of the economy and their community. These successful businesses support local communities by creating jobs and financially supporting non-profit groups, schools, scouts and youth sports teams.
- Galway Bay Irish Pub
- CarterQue BBQ & Grilling Co.
- Glory Days Grill
- Rams Head Tavern – Annapolis
Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor 2014 Inductees
In 2000, the Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor was created to recognize those restaurants in Maryland that embody the spirit of the hospitality industry based on their longevity and overall contributions to their customers and the industry as a whole. These are the longtime favorites and best of the best.
- Bayside Skillet
- Middleton Tavern
- Kelsey’s Restaurant
- BJ’s on the Water
- Cracker Barrel Restaurant & Old Country Store
2014 Restaurateur of the Year: presented by the Maryland Restaurant & Hospitality Self Insurance Fund
- Tammy Patrick-Cebula
- Galaxy 66 Bar & Grille and Skye Bar
2014 Allied Member of the Year: presented by Nourish Now & Alliance Material Handling
- Vinnie Rege
Howard Community College Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies
2014 Chef of the Year: presented by MICROS
- Travis Wright
The Shark on the Harbor
2014 Craft Brew Program of the Year: presented by Evolution Craft Brewing Co.
- Fager’s Island
2014 Favorite Restaurant:
2014 Wine & Beverage Program of the Year:
2014 Favorite Bar or Tavern:
- Brew River Restaurant & Bar
2014 Favorite New Restaurant:
- Grille 620
The Otto Schellhase Award:
- Jeff Owens
Clyde’s Restaurant Group
The Brice & Shirley Phillips Lifetime Achievement Award:
- Fred Lankford
SYSCO Eastern Maryland
The Heart of the Industry Award:presented by Payce Payroll
- Ron Barnette
Miss Shirley’s Café
- Amanda Taylor
Horizons Restaurant at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
Eddie Dopkin’s First Course Award, Honoring Entrepreneurship in Hospitality:
- Sandra Maye
2014 ProStart Student of the Year:
- Adrian Stewart
Bowie High School
2014 ProStart Teacher of the Year:
- Faith King
Edmonson Westside High School
For more information on the Annual Stars of the Industry Awards Gala, contact Hilary Yeh – Marketing and Special Events Coordinator (Restaurant Association of Maryland) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 410-290-6800.