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Annapolis restaurants clean up with restaurant awards

| April 07, 2014, 04:32 PM | 0 Comments

Galway BayThe 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.

RamsHeadAward 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.



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:

  • Birroteca

2014 Wine & Beverage Program of the Year:

  • Quench

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

Stratford University

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 [email protected] or via phone at 410-290-6800.

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