Tabletop Awards

Recognizing excellence in the strategic and functional application of tabletop design.


Tabletop Awards

Club/Resort First Place: Ko Restaurant, Wailea, Hawaii

Club/Resort  First Place: Ko Restaurant, Wailea, Hawaii

Ko Resort placesettingSpecifying Team

Amy Kantorczyk, food and beverage director, Fairmont Kea Lani Resort; Tylun Pang, executive chef, Fairmont Kea Lani Resort; Jessica Jacinto, culinary administration, Fairmont Kea Lani Resort; April Storey, food and beverage administration, Fairmont Kea Lani Resort; Ken Sinclair, account rep, Bargreen Ellingson; Kent Wilson, national sales manager, Steelite; Ruby Makuch, manufacturer's rep, Ruby and Company; Steve Van Cleave, factory rep, Oneida/Front of the House; Rob Regenye, sales manager, Sambonet; Todd Weissman, sales manager, Impulse Enterprises; Keith Grenzeback, factory rep, Chilewich/Sambonet

Photography by Ruby Makuch.

China: Steelite (Creations, Organics, Taste)
Flatware: Sambonet (Living, Gio Ponti, Monoblocco, Tratto)
Glassware: Impulse Enterprises (Biarritz, Chisel), Libbey (Spiegelau)
Accessories: Chilewich (Lattice), Front of the House, Oneida (Fusion)

Why it Won

This tabletop features a gorgeous mix of colors, shapes and different types of products that all come together to make a compelling presentation. The placemats provide a nice color contrast with the actual table. In addition, the unique glassware and flatware tie the tabletop together nicely.

Ko Resort Tabletop