Tabletop Awards

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

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2015 Performance in Tabletop Awards: First Place: Banquet and Catering, Michael D. Bloch, Executive Dining Suite, Columbus, Ohio

2015 Performance in Tabletop Awards: Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of LessThan $30 First Place: Butcher and the Brewer, Cleveland, Ohio

Marco Conte

1502judge3Chef Conte, executive chef and partner for Café Amano in Elmhurst, Ill., was taught by his grandmother at a very early age and worked in his family’s restaurants prior to graduating from the Schoolcraft College Culinary Arts Program in Michigan. Chef Conte’s background also includes operating banquet halls and DiRoNA, an award-winning restaurant. He opened his first restaurant, an upscale Italian concept, at the age of 25 in Farmington, Mich. In 2004, Chef Conte sold his restaurant and moved to the Chicago area to bring his unique style of cooking to Café Amano.

Skinny Rita’s Grille in the Heights, Houston, Texas

2015 Performance in Table Awards: Club/Resort First Place: Allegria Resort, Long Beach, N.Y.

The front of the house takes center stage as we celebrate the top in tabletops.

Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of More than $30, First Place: Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, Cave Creek, Ariz.

Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Average of More than $30, Honorable Mention: Hunt Club Steakhouse at Geneva National, Lake Geneva, Wis.

Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Average of More Than $30, Honorable Mention: Churrascos, Houston

Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of Less Than $30, First Place: Giuseppe’s Ristorante, Richboro, Pa

Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of Less than $30, First Place: Salty Sow, Phoenix, Ariz.

Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of Less than $30, Honorable Mention: Meso Maya, Dallas

Banquet and Catering First Place: The Francis, Sarasota, Fla.

Banquest and Catering First Place: Piazza, Canton, Ohio 

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