Tabletop Awards

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


2020 Performance in Tabletop Awards - Club/Resorts


First Place: Castle Hot Springs, Castle Hot Springs, Ariz.

Specifying Team


  • China: Steelite, Jars USA, Korin, The Wheel
  • Flatware: Steelite
  • Glassware: Libbey, Steelite
  • Accessories: American Metalcraft, Cocktail Kingdom, Hollowick, Libbey, Mauviel, Steelite

Why it Won

This tabletop is really reflective of this historic club property. The tabletop’s use of some natural materials, including wood and stone, connect this installation with the natural surroundings of this club. The installation showcases the food in a very upscale yet approachable manner. Photos courtesy of Nicky Hedayatzadeh

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First Place: Castle Pines Golf Club, Castle Rock, Colo.

Specifying Team

  • Operator: Kevin Baker, executive chef; Mike Gilmour, food and beverage manager; Kristen Riehl, pastry chef; Drew Schneider, assistant general manager; Keith Schneider, general manager; Michael Simpson, assistant food and beverage manager; Travis Teague, chef de cuisine; Lisa Walker, dining room manager
  • Dealer: Denise Oesterle, DSR, United Restaurant Supply
  • Manufacturers’ Reps: Nick Dolan, outside sales, Desert Peak Marketing; Jesse Levine, account executive, TRC Marketing; Kimberly Wehrly, Western regional manager, Bauscher Hepp


  • China: Bauscher Hepp, Bon Chef
  • Flatware: WMF
  • Glassware: Luigi Bormioli
  • Accessories: FOH, Olde Thompson, WMF

Why it Won

This tabletop conveys the sense of a very upscale and high-end foodservice operation, which is characteristic of clubs like this. Classy. Beautiful. This installation is very clean, elegant. Some thoughtful design elements include the hummingbird image in the silverware. The charger plate is eye-catching, too. All in all, this tabletop is perfect for a high-end club setting like this.
Photos courtesy of Matthew Oesterle, Blue Bear Creative

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Honorable Mention: Kensington Golf and Country Club, Naples, Fla.

Specifying Team

  • Operator: Ralph Feraco, executive chef
  • Dealer: James Carelly, sales representative, Edward Don & Company
  • Manufacturers’ Reps: Kechia and Randy Hignight, co-owners, Tabletop Dogz


  • China: Steelite
  • Flatware: Steelite
  • Glassware: Luigi Bormioli Rocco, Rona
  • Accessories: Revol, Steelite

Worth Mentioning

The goal of this installation was to help create a more casual environment for club members by moving away from the more traditional white-on-white pattern. The use of various colors, shapes and embossment really accomplish this goal. Despite the more casual approach, the installation maintains its elegance to provide a true club-like experience.