Tabletop Awards

Tabletop Performance Awards are given based on independent restaurants, on-site foodservice, and banquet and catering segments based on overall appearance, the tabletop’s ability to support the menu, the overall concept, and how conducive the concept is to the operation’s style of service.

It is free to submit tabletop installations that are less than two years old. FE&S will notify the winners of its 2020 Performance in Tabletop Awards in January and their installations will appear in the March 2020 of edition of the magazine.

2009 Performance in Tabletop Awards

The tabletop is the most important three feet in a restaurant because it's the first thing the guests see and it's the aspect of the foodservice operation they interact with the most. As such a well-executed tabletop sets the diner's expectations for the experience they are about to enjoy. FE&S recognizes excellence in strategic and functional application of permanentware tabletop design in five categories.

Tableware & Smallwares: Tabletop Accessories

Types: Tabletop accessories include bread boards or baskets; charger plates; cheese bowls or shakers; napkin rings and dispensers; oil/vinegar cruets; salt-and-pepper mills or shakers; ramekins; serving trays; sign holders; condiment squeeze bottles; thermal beverage servers; wine buckets and stands; creamers and sugar holders; votives or candlesticks; electric table lamps; and more.