The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) revealed the finalists for the 8th Annual Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards. These finalists are peer-nominated and the winners will be announced November 2nd at the GRACE. We are proud to
The GRACE Awards recognize and pay tribute to the leaders who have made outstanding contributions to Georgia’s restaurant industry. All finalists are peer nominated, which ensures that we honor the most deserving of our Industry. To learn more about the GRACE Awards, or purchase tickets, visit www.garestaurants.org/GRACE.
2014 GRACE AWARDS FINALISTS
Restaurateur of the Year
George Frangos and Jason Mann, Farm Burger
Neal McCarthy and Steven Satterfield, Miller Union
Jennifer and Ben Johnson, Shelley Sweet, West Egg Café, The General Muir, Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla and Todd Ginsberg, The General Muir, Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla
Partner of the Year
Distinguished Service Award
Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Innovator Award
Kevin Gillespie, Gunshow
Nick Melvin, Doux South and Venkman’s
Jiyeon Lee and Cody Taylor, Sobban
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Hal Nowak of Hal’s on Old Ivy
Commissioner Gary W. Black, Georgia Department of Agriculture
For more information, ticket reservations, and/or sponsorship opportunities, visit the website at www.garestaurants.org/GRACE.
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