Industry Spotlight Award Winners Announced

May 12, 2017

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our Industry Spotlight Awards. The jury has chosen 10 industry professionals from across the state to receive our Signature Dish Awards, and we will be inducting 5 new Hall of Fame honorees. And of course our highest honor, the Richard Ayers Distinguished Service Award will be announced at the event. Help celebrate the amazing industry contributions of the winners on June 27 at the Stanley Marketplace.


Outstanding Media Professional Signature Dish
Teresa Farney, Colorado Springs Gazette

Philanthropist Signature Dish Award
Joshua Olsen and Johnny Ballen, The Squeaky Bean / Bean Acres Farm

Noel & Tammy Cunningham Humanitarian Award
Eddie and Dick Robinson, Robinson Dairy

Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Best Restaurant Design Award
Hearth & Dram

Pinnacol Assurance Safety Award
Dillon Dam Brewery

Exceptional Newcomer Signature Dish Award
Food Maven

Regional Outstanding Professional Signature Dish Award
Clay Caldwell, Mo' Betta Gumbo
Tony Leahy, Patty Jewett Bar & Grill

Outstanding Professional Signature Dish Award
Bobby Stuckey & Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson, Frasca Food & Wine
Scott Skomal, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Colorado Foodservice Hall of Fame
Jim Shields, Snake River Saloon & Steakhouse
Dave Query, Big Red F Restaurant Group
Gene Tang, 1515 Restaurant
The Mobell Family, Blue Bonnet Mexican Restaurant
Jim & Angelo Karagas, My Brother's Bar

Richard P. Ayers Distinguished Service Award
To Be Announced at the EVENT!

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