First Place: Boca Raton Resort Boca Raton, Fla.
Specifying Team: Karen Shiller, Sales Representative, Edward Don & Co.
China: Steelite (Aura)
Glassware: Cardinal (Salta)
Flatware: World Tableware (Serenade)
Accessories: American Metal Craft
Why it Won: This is a great looking place with a well-presented menu. The tabletop features plates in various shapes that support creative food presentations.
First Place: Key Lime Cove Gurnee, Ill.
Specifying Team: Jay Chernoff, Director IMCO, Edward Don & Co.; Kerry O'Connor, Sales Rep, Edward Don & Co.; Drew Madden, Sales Rep, Edward Don & Co.; Moises Ibarra, Chef Manager, Key Lime Cove; Michael Beausoleil, Purchasing, Key Lime Cove; Cassie Webb, General Manager, Key Lime Cove
China: Steelite (Distinction)
Glassware: Libbey (Z Stem)
Flatware: IMCO (Salem)
Why it Won: Through its use of color this tabletop installation captures a tropical environment that targets children and families without completely sacrificing sophistication.
Honorable Mention: Pine Brook Country Club Weston, Mass.
Specifying Team: Jason Cohen, Executive Chef, Pine Brook Country Club; Charlie Dellovo, Dealer Sales Rep, Boston Showcase Company; Ron Passaggio, General Manager, Pine Brook Country Club; Adilson Silva Junior, Director of F&B, Pine Brook Country Club
China: Dudson (Jacobean White)
Glassware: Cardinal (Cabernet), Libbey (Embassy and Quartet)
Flatware: World Tableware
Accessories: American Metalcraft, Chef Specialties, Front of the House and Hall
Worth Mentioning: This classic looking, sophisticated and elegant tabletop makes good use of the silver-plated flatware.
Photos by Jesse Starr Photography