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.

Onsite Foodservice First Place: Mt. Nittany, State College, Pa.

Onsite Foodservice
First Place: Mt. Nittany, State College, Pa.

Independent Restaurants with a Check Average of Less Than $30 per Person First Place: Ranger Café at West Shore Career Technical, Lakewood, Ohio

Independent Restaurants with a Check Average of Less Than $30 per Person
First Place: Ranger Café at West Shore Career Technical, Lakewood, Ohio

Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of More than $30 Honorable Mention: Lakeside Grill, Las Vegas

Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of More than $30
Honorable Mention: Lakeside Grill, Las Vegas

Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of More than $30 Honorable Mention: Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland

Independent Restaurant with a Per Person Check Average of More than $30
Honorable Mention: Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland

Independent Restaurants with a Per Person Check Average of More than $30 First Place: Javier’s Cantina and Grill, Irvine, Calif.

Independent Restaurants with a Per Person Check Average of More than $30
First Place: Javier's Cantina and Grill, Irvine, Calif.

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.

2003 Tabletop Award Winners

2002 Tabletop Performance Award Winners

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