Congratulations to all our chapter members nominated for the 39th Annual Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s RAMMY Awards. RAMMY winners will be announced on Sunday, September 19.
Standout Family Meal Packages To Go: Christianne Ricchi, Ristorante i Ricchi
Splendid Holidays at Home Offerings: Amy Brandwein, Centrolina and Gladys Abi-Najmieh, Lebanese Taverna
Outstanding Covid-Safe Redesign (Indoors or Outdoors): Ellen Kassoff, Equinox
Good Neighbor Award: Micheline Mendelsohn, National Guard Inauguration Program.
Finer Dining: Bresca, PR Rep Maru Valdes
Most Impressive Pivot to Provisions or Market: Officina, PR Rep Aba Kwawu
Good Neighbor Award: Anna Valero, Hook Hall Helps - PR Rep Jill Collins; Tim Ma, Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate – DC - PR Rep Aba Kwawu; David Guas, Bayou Bakery Soup Kitchen BEAN-EFIT - PR Rep: Simone Rathle.
Prime Pandemic Patio Scene, Hook Hall - PR Rep: Jill Collins and La Famosa - PR Rep: Charissa Benjamin
Company/Organization Honors: RASA -PR Rep: Kyle Schmitz; Pizzeria Paradiso - PR Rep: Charissa Benjamin
And a special congratulations to Ruth Gresser of Pizzeria Paradiso on The 2021 Honorary Milestone RAMMY Award for 30 years of serving locals and visitors in Metropolitan Washington!
Les Dames d'Escoffier DC
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