Tabletop Awards

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


2020 Performance in Tabletop Awards


First Place: Traditions at Camargo, Cincinnati

Specifying Team

  • Operator: Fred Debiasio, corporate chef; Marcus Johnson, executive chef
  • Dealer: Coleman Lucas, DSR, The Wasserstrom Company
  • Manufacturers’ Reps: John Stethem, territory manager, Libbey; Jennifer Amiott, distributor account manager – smallwares/tabletop, Acosta Cornerstone; Kim Bernard, sales manager, Waypoint Commercial Solutions


  • China: Carlisle, Syracuse- Schonwald China
  • Flatware: World Tableware
  • Glassware: Libbey
  • Accessories: American Metalcraft, FOH, Matfer Bourgeat, Rosetto, Service Ideas

Why it Won

For a foodservice operation that serves an aging population, the china and flatware selections were excellent choices. In addition to being easy for diners to use, the tabletop presents the food well and gives a very upscale appearance. By really paying attention to the presentation, residents will feel like they are going out to dinner every night. The team went out of its way to select a few pieces that are a little more unusual, notably the oval-shaped side plates. The team also made a bold choice with the coffee cup’s unique handle and it really works. Using a nontraditional shape really elevates the entire setting.
Photos courtesy of Brandon L. Jones

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