Nominations Now Open for the 2018 RAMMY Awards
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington announce that The 36th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Award nominations are now open through Sunday, January 14, kicking off a full season that celebrates the region’s outstanding restaurants.
The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. RAMW is currently accepting submissions in 20 awards categories, including looking for restaurants in the region that have been open for 25 to 50 years to be considered for this year’s Honorary Milestone RAMMY Award. Honoring longstanding local restaurants and RAMW members who have been in business for at least 25 years, the Honorary Milestone Award is bestowed onto only the Washington region’s most influential or beloved dining institutions. In celebration of for the producers and artisans that work so hard to provide incredible ingredients for the industry to utilize, the Regional Food and Beverage Producer category will once again be voted on by the RAMW restaurant membership.
To nominate an outstanding operator or professional in the area’s restaurant industry, visit the RAMMYS nominations portal at www.therammys.org through midnight, the evening of Sunday, January 14. Only RAMW members are eligible to become finalists. The selection process for nominees and winners involves two esteemed groups: the voting public and an anonymous panel of volunteer judges, consisting of food and dining journalists, educators and foodservice industry professionals. Finalists in 20 categories will be announced at a special event in March.
In addition to those eligible for online nominations, RAMW honors two additional members with the Joan Hisaoka Associate Member of the Year, presented to an allied member who best exemplifies commitment to and support of RAMW, and the Duke Zeibert Capital Achievement Award, given for dedication and leadership that has helped transform Washington’s restaurant scene into today’s vibrant restaurant industry. These awards are determined by RAMW’s Executive Committee.
Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BIZBASH Magazine since 2009, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: Its restaurants.
The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.