The best of D.C.’s food industry: The 2015 RAMMY Awards

WASHINGTON — On Sunday night, chefs, restaurateurs, brewers, distillers, winemakers and food fans packed into an overflowing room in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to celebrate the best of D.C.’s culinary community at the 33rd Annual RAMMY Awards Gala.

Everyone in the industry — from the banks that back the chefs, to the masterminds who craft the menus, to the employees who run the meals from the kitchen to the table — was recognized.

Here are this year’s winners:

Restaurant Employee of the Year
Evan Labb, Evening Star Cafe
 
Restaurant Manager of the Year
Joseph Cerione, Blue Duck Tavern

 

Rising Culinary Star of the Year
George Pagonis, Kapnos

 

Service Program of the Year
Marcel’s by Robert Wiedmaier

 

Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year
Catoctin Creek Distilling Company

 

Favorite Gathering Place
Bar Pilar

 

Upscale Casual Brunch
Le Diplomate

 

Everyday Casual Brunch
The Daily Dish

 

Favorite Fast Bites
Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

 

Upscale Casual Restaurant
Mintwood Place

 

Everyday Casual Restaurant
DGS Delicatessen

 

Beer Program of the Year
Pizzeria Paradiso, Georgetown

 

Cocktail Program of the Year
Bourbon Steak

 

Wine Program of the Year
Iron Gate

 

Pastry Chef of the Year
Agnes Chin, The Grill Room

 

Formal Fine Dining Restaurant
The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm

 

New Restaurant of the Year
Fiola Mare

 

Restaurateur of the Year
José Andrés and Rob Wilder, ThinkFoodGroup

 

Chef of the Year
Victor Albisu, Del Campo and Taco Bamba

 

Joan Hisaoka Allied Member of the Year
EagleBank

 

Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award
Herbert Miller, Western Development Corporation, Chairman & CEO

 

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