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

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

The-FrancisSpecifying Team: Roger Capote, creative director, The Francis; Keith Daugherty, executive banquet chef, The Francis; Randy Hignight, co-founder, Table Top Dogz; Patrick Hogan, sales representative, Edward Don & Co.; Lisa Seidensticker, partner/director of events, The Francis

Dinnerware: Steelite (Monaco Distinction)

Glassware: Bornicle Rocco (Luna, Electra) and Rona

Flatware: Worth Noble & Kent (Zen)

Accessories: Eastern Tabletop Manufacturing

Why it Won: This very flexible and durable tabletop transitions from the style of one event to the next. The lighting of the room helps make the space feel different depending on the occasion while the tabletop anchors everything.