FE&S' 2012 Tabletop Awards: A Call for Entries

Foodservice operators, dealers, manufacturers and reps are invited to submit entries to FE&S' 2012 Tabletop Performance Awards

Foodservice operators, dealers, manufacturers and reps are invited to submit entries to FE&S' 2012 Tabletop Performance Awards, which recognizes excellence in the strategic and functional application of permanent tableware in the following five categories:

  • Restaurant with Per Person Check Average More Than $30
  • Restaurant with Per Person Check Average Less Than $30
  • Catering/Banquet Facility • On-Site Foodservice
  • Club/Resort

Guidelines for this year's competition include:

  • The competition recognizes a tabletop installation, meaning the way all the products work together. This is not a competition that recognizes individual tabletop items.
  • Installations must fit into one of the five categories and must have been completed after Dec. 1, 2009.
  • Judges may choose to disqualify entries if they do not feel they have enough information.
  • Deadline to submit is Jan. 4, 2012.

All entries should include a complete list of the following items used in the tabletop installation:

  • Chinaware
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Accessories

The list should include manufacturer's name, the product name and size (when appropriate) for each.

To be eligible for judging all entries must include each of the following:

  • Photos of the tabletop (food is ok but not necessary)
  • A sample menu (photo copies are ok)
  • Complete list of those people who helped assemble the tabletop (can include manufacturers, dealers, foodservice operator staff, etc.)
  • Description of the operation: How old it is, service type, menu and target audience and any other relevant information.
  • Outline the goals and objectives of this particular tabletop installment. In other words: what type of impression were you trying to make on the customers and how does the tabletop support the menu.

Please send entries to:

Attention: Joe Carbonara
FE&S 2011 Tabletop Excellence Awards
110 E. Schiller St., Suite 312
Elmhurst, IL, 60126

FE&S will profile the winners in its February 2012 edition.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact FE&S Editor Joe Carbonara at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (800) 630-4168.

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