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. 

Submissions Open for the 2018 Performance in Tabletop Awards

Clubs and Resorts Honorable Mention: Seattle Yacht Club

Clubs and Resorts Honorable Mention: Seattle Yacht Club

Banquet and Catering First Place: Tremont Hotel, Galveston, Texas

Banquet and Catering
First Place: Tremont Hotel, Galveston, Texas

2011 Tabletop Performance Awards

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

Catering/Banquet First Place: Bell Tower Catering at Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pa.

Catering/Banquet
First Place: Bell Tower Catering at Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pa.

Onsite Foodservice Honorable Mention: Cleveland State University, Cleveland

Onsite Foodservice
Honorable Mention: Cleveland State University, Cleveland

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.

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