After 25,000 votes, the Restaurant Association of Maryland announced the winners of the 60th Annual McCormick & Company Stars of the Industry Awards. The Gala Celebration and Awards presentation took place at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland. Over twenty-five thousand members of Maryland’s dining public voted for their favorite Maryland restaurants and industry professionals.
And the winners are:
2014 Restaurateur of the Year: presented by the Maryland Restaurant & Hospitality Self Insurance Fund
Galaxy 66 Bar & Grille and Skye Bar
2014 Allied Member of the Year: presented by Nourish Now & Alliance Material Handling
Howard Community College Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies
2014 Chef of the Year: presented by MICROS
The Shark on the Harbor
2014 Craft Brew Program of the Year: presented by Evolution Craft Brewing Co.
2014 Favorite Restaurant:
2014 Wine & Beverage Program of the Year:
2014 Favorite Bar or Tavern:
Brew River Restaurant & Bar
2014 Favorite New Restaurant:
The Otto Schellhase Award:
Clyde’s Restaurant Group
The Brice & Shirley Phillips Lifetime Achievement Award:
SYSCO Eastern Maryland
The Heart of the Industry Award:presented by Payce Payroll
Miss Shirley’s Café
Horizons Restaurant at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
Eddie Dopkin’s First Course Award, Honoring Entrepreneurship in Hospitality:
Sandra Maye - Stratford University
2014 ProStart Student of the Year:
Adrian Stewart - Bowie High School
2014 ProStart Teacher of the Year:
Faith King - Edmonson Westside High School
McCormick Cornerstone of the Industry Award
Awarded to the companies that best illustrate how restaurants are the cornerstone of the economy and their community. These successful businesses support local communities by creating jobs and financially supporting non-profit groups, schools, scouts and youth sports teams.
- Galway Bay Irish Pub
- CarterQue BBQ & Grilling Co.
- Glory Days Grill
- Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis
Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor 2014 Inductees
In 2000, the Maryland Hospitality Hall of Honor was created to recognize those restaurants in Maryland that embody the spirit of the hospitality industry based on their longevity and overall contributions to their customers and the industry as a whole. These are the longtime favorites and best of the best.
- Bayside Skillet
- Middleton Tavern
- Kelsey's Restaurant
- BJ's on the Water
- Cracker Barrel Restaurant & Old Country Store
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