Maryland Restaurant Association Names “Stars of the Industry”

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The Restaurant Association of Maryland announced last week the winners of its 60th Annual McCormick & Company Stars of the Industry Awards.  Over twenty-five thousand members of Maryland’s dining public voted for their favorite Maryland restaurants and industry professionals.

Baltimore restaurant Birroteca won in the category of favorite restaurant, but most of the winners are from across the state, from Rockville to Ocean City. Check out all the winners below.

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 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 that embody the spirit of the hospitality industry based on longevity and overall contributions to 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

2014 Restaurateur of the Yearpresented by the Maryland Restaurant & Hospitality Self Insurance Fund

Tammy Patrick-Cebula

Galaxy 66 Bar & Grille and Skye Bar

2014 Allied Member of the Yearpresented by Nourish Now & Alliance Material Handling
Vinnie Rege

Howard Community College Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies

2014 Chef of the Yearpresented by MICROS

Travis Wright
The Shark on the Harbor

2014 Craft Brew Program of the Yearpresented by Evolution Craft Brewing Co.

Fager’s Island

2014 Favorite Restaurant:


2014 Wine & Beverage Program of the Year:


2014 Favorite Bar or Tavern:

Brew River Restaurant & Bar

2014 Favorite New Restaurant:

Grille 620

The Otto Schellhase Award:

Jeff Owens

Clyde’s Restaurant Group

The Brice & Shirley Phillips Lifetime Achievement Award:

Fred Lankford
SYSCO Eastern Maryland

The Heart of the Industry Award:presented by Payce Payroll

  • Ron Barnette

Miss Shirley’s Café

  • Amanda Taylor
    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


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