Banquet and Catering
First Place: Tremont Hotel, Galveston, Texas
Specifying Team: Rosa Grimaldo, banquet manager, Tremont Hotel; Chef Patrick Havard, executive chef, Tremont Hotel; Mark Leanox, F&B manager, Tremont Hotel; Marty Miles, assistant general manager, Tremont Hotel; Rick Gaido, sales rep, Edward Don & Company; Mark Sass, sales representative-smallwares, E-Source
China: Steelite (Varick and Aura) and Front of the House
Flatware: Steelite (Zen)
Glassware: Steelite (Luna)
Accessories: Bon Chef (carving board and heat lamp) and Steelite (Worthy, Noble and Kent chafers)
Why it Won: This tabletop features a number of noteworthy elements. While the china is not something our judges feel is common for banquet applications, it showcases the food well. And the heavier flatware adds to the visual appeal, while the elegant glassware would seem to transition well from one event to the next. Overall, this tabletop reflects the light well helping to keep the room bright.