Congratulations to this year’s winners!
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Lenny Russo, Heartland Restaurant and Farm Direct Market
Community Hero Award:
Brenda Langton, Mill City Farmer’s Market and Spoonriver Restaurant
Doug Flicker, Piccolo
Emerging Food Professionals:
Birk Grudem and Christina Nguyen, Hola Arepa
Outstanding Pastry Chef :
Michelle Gayer, Salty Tart
Outstanding Restaurant Service:
Outstanding Restaurant Design:
Randy Stanley, Parasole and Uptown Restaurant Taskforce
Outstanding Cup of Coffee:
Moroccan Mocha from Cahoots Coffee Bar
Outstanding Local Craft Brew:
Summit Saga IPA from Summit Brewing Company
Outstanding Food Truck Item:
Hola Arepa’s Slow Roasted Pork Arepa
Outstanding Restaurant Food Item:
Masu Robata’s Masu Roll
THE CHARLIE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CHEF honors an individual with over five years of chef experience in the Twin Cities whose career has set high standards and is an inspiration to others
THE CHARLIE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT DESIGN honors the restaurant with outstanding creativity, comfort and ambiance in new construction or renovation.
THE CHARLIE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT SERVICE honors the restaurant that has an exemplary staff.
La Belle Vie
THE CHARLIE AWARD FOR INNOVATION TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE:
THE CHARLIE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING FOOD ITEM:
Salmon with Roasted Corn Sauce from Porter Creek Hardwood Grill
THE CHARLIE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT honors a restaurant that attracts attention and admiration with superior food and service.
THE CHARLIE AWARD FOR EMERGING FOOD PROFESSIONAL honors a person who is making an impact in the Twin Cities professional restaurant and food community and has been working in the restaurant and food community for five years or less.
THE CHARLIE AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT honors lifetime contribution of service to the Twin Cities restaurant and food community.
D’Amico & Partners