First Place: The Grand Event Center, Columbus, Ohio


Photos courtesy of Brandon Jones

Specifying Team: Patty Harklau, Vice President, Columbus Hospitality; Ann Balut, Columbus Hospitality; Michael Holtzleiter, General Manager, The Grand Event Center; Melissa Greenwald, Zink Marketing; John Sweeney, DSR, The Wasserstrom Company; Doug Binzel, Sales Manager, The Wasserstrom Company

  • China: Oneida (Sant' Andrea, Botticelli)
  • Flatware: Oneida (Shaker)
  • Glassware: Anchor (Stolzle)
  • Accessories: American Metalcraft, Cal-Mil (Urban Collection), Oneida, Tablecraft, Vollrath

Why It Won: This tabletop relates well to the menu and supports the concept very well. The selection of the china and flatware work well together and could even go a little more casual, which is part of the operation's concept statement. The tabletop really adds to the space's overall decor.