2015 Performance in Tabletop Awards: First Place: Banquet and Catering, Michael D. Bloch, Executive Dining Suite, Columbus, Ohio
Specifying Team: Renee Bean, senior executive chef, Michael D. Bloch Executive Dining Suite at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute; Doug Binzel, sales manager, The Wasserstrom Company; Kathleine Cole, project coordinator at The Ohio State University; John Moorman, sales representative, Steelite International; Joan Payne, dealer sales rep, The Wasserstrom Company; and John Schroeder, vice president of sales and marketing Hotel and Restaurant Division, Villeroy & Boch USA, Inc.
Dinnerware: Steelite (Antoinette and Vogue )
Glassware: Villeroy and Boch (La Davina and Entree)
Flatware: Steelite (La Tavola, Aida with satin finish)
Accessories: Sterno Candle Lamp, Front of the House, Villeroy & Boch
Why it Won: This installation provides the contemporary elegance of fine dining at an upscale banquet facility. All of the items tell something about the facility and collectively work together to create a tabletop that’s beautiful and spectacular.
Photographs courtesy of Brenda Frezeman, Singer Equipment Co.