ACF Achievement of Excellence Award Winners

2013 Recipients

The Bears’ Steakhouse; Duanesburg, N.Y.
The Blackwell, Columbus, Ohio
Chop Stix Restaurant; Brooklyn, N.Y.
Detroit Athletic Club; Detroit
Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse; Chicago
Le Coq Au Vin; Orlando, Fla.
Old Town Club; Winston-Salem, N.C.
Orchids at Palm Court; Cincinnati
Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks; South Portland, Maine
Spiedini Ristorante; Las Vegas
Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar; Winston-Salem, N.C.
Todd’s Unique Dining; Henderson, Nev.

2012 Recipients

Carnival Cruise Lines’ Emerald Room Steakhouse, Carnival Glory, Miami
Chiara, Westwood, Mass.
Laurel Creek Country Club, Mount Laurel, N.J.
MoonFish, Orlando, Fla.
Niagara Falls Country Club, Lewiston, N.Y.
St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, N.Y.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, N.Y.
The Breakers Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Fla.
The Sanctuary Golf Club, Sanibel, Fla.
VIVO Seasonal Trattoria, Hartford, Conn.
White Manor Country Club, Malvern, Pa.

2011 Recipients

Back Door Café, Johnstown, Pa.
Café Cimino Country Inn, Sutton, W.Va.
Canterbury Golf Club, Cleveland
Casola Dining Room at Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, N.Y.
Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club, Farmingdale, N.J.
Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Homestead, Pa.
FishBones, Lake Mary, Fla.
Goodwill Great Lakes at the Naval Station Great Lakes, Great Lakes, Ill.
The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Asheville, N.C.
Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, Del.
The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pa.
Iridescence, MotorCity Casino Hotel, Detroit
JaCiva’s Chocolates, Portland, Ore.
La Tavola, Sayville, N.Y.
Lilly’s Bistro, Louisville, Ky.
Magnolias, Charleston, S.C.
Pacific Asian Bistro, St. Augustine, Fla.
The Palmer House® Hilton, Chicago
Pier 37 Bar & Grill, Chicago
Premier Food Services, San Diego
Red Rocks Country Club, Morrison, Colo.
Savannah Red, Charlotte Marriott City Center, Charlotte, N.C.
United States Olympic Committee Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Food & Nutrition Services, Colorado Springs, Colo.

2010 Recipients

Charley’s Steak House, Orlando, Fla.
Chef Duke’s Cafe Giovanni, New Orleans
Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club, Newark, Del.
Marcella’s, Columbus, Ohio
MorningStar Senior Living at Applewood, Lakewood, Colo.
OAKLEYS bistro, Indianapolis
University of Colorado at Boulder, Housing & Dining Services, Boulder, Colo.
95 Cordova, Casa Monica Hotel, St. Augustine, Fla.

2009 Recipients

Casual Dining
Boca, Cincinnati
Café in the Square, Buffalo, N.Y.

Culinary Program Full-Service Restaurant Facility
Riverside City College Culinary Academy, Riverside, Calif.
Statler Erie Room Restaurant at Erie Community College, Buffalo, N.Y.

Fine Dining
All in Good Taste Productions, Pittsburgh
Charlie Trotter’s, Chicago
Daveed’s at 934, Cincinnati
Deco, St. Augustine, Fla.
The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif.
Hartstone Inn, Camden, Maine
The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Va.
Le Coq Au Vin, Orlando, Fla.
The Yorktowne Hotel, York, Pa.

Pastry Shop/Bakery
Servatii Pastry Shop & Deli, Cincinnati

Private Clubs or Resorts
Kenwood Country Club, Cincinnati

Noncommercial Dining Establishment
The Seven Hills School, Cincinnati

2008 Recipients

Fine Dining category
Desmond Albany Hotel, Scrimshaw Restaurant, Albany, N.Y.
Hugo, Oakley, Ohio
Pazzaluna Urban Italian Restaurant, a division of Morrissey Hospitality Co., St. Paul, Minn.
Tempo Restaurant, Buffalo, N.Y.
The Summit at Midwest Culinary Institute, Cincinnati

Casual Dining category
River House Tea Room, Gruene, Tex.
The Pelican’s Reef, Cincinnati

Chain Operator or Restaurant Concept
Market Street, Plano, Tex.

Culinary Program Full Service Restaurant Facility
Dining Room at Kendall College, Chicago

Hotel or Hotel Restaurant
InterContinental Houston, Houston

Pastry Shop/Bakery
Dessert Dreams, Inc., Irving, Tex.

Private Clubs or Resorts
Brookside Country Club, Canton, Ohio
Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pa.
Valley Country Club, Aurora, Colo.

Restaurant Concept Company
Tommy Guns Garage, Inc., Chicago

2007 Recipients

Casual Dining
Stringtown Bar & Grill, Florence, Ky.
The Palmetto Café, Columbia, S.C.

Chain Operator
The Capital Grille, RARE Hospitality Intl., Inc., Atlanta, Ga.

Culinary Program Full-Service Restaurant Facility
Winston’s Restaurant, Louisville, Ky.

Fine Dining
DiSalvo’s Station Restaurant, Latrobe, Pa.
Harry’s Savoy Grill, Wilmington, Del.
Hutch’s, Buffalo, N.Y.
Jack’s Oyster House, Albany, N.Y.

Hotel/Hotel Restaurant
El Dorado Hotel & Casino, Reno, Nev.
Orchids at Palm Court, Cincinnati

Non-commercial Dining Establishment
The Seven Hills School, Cincinnati

Pastry Shop / Bakery
Bakery Hill @ Mid-West Culinary Institute, Cincinnati

Private Clubs or Resorts
Deerfield Golf & Tennis Club, Newark, Del.
The Club at Black Rock, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

2006 Recipients

Bacio, Cinnaminson, N.J.
Cameron Park Country Club, Cameron Park, Calif.
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville
Jean-Robert at Pigall’s, Cinncinnati
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, Mich.
Le Pavillon, St. Augustine, Fla.
Manito Golf and Country Club, Spokane, Wash.
Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, N.Y.
Pandini’s, Allentown, Pa.
Rice University, Houston
Rincon Mexicano, Cincinnati
Ross School, East Hampton, N.Y.
Victoria & Albert’s, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
10 Wilmington Place, Dayton, Ohio
Yono’s Restaurant, Albany, N.Y.

2005 Recipients

Fine Dining
Spiaggia, Chicago
Spice, Atlanta
El Gaucho, Seattle
Gramercy Tavern, New York

Casual Dining
Prejeans, Lafayette, La.
O’Steen’s, St. Augustine, Fla.

Private Clubs/Resorts
Cherry Hills Country Club, Englewood, Colo.
Chevy Chase Club, Chevy Chase, Md.
The Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Interlachen Country Club, Edina, Minn.
Odyssey Country Club, Tinley Park, Ill.

Hotel/Hotel Restaurant
Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Fla.
W New York-Times Square, New York

Noncommercial Private Dining Room
University Village, Tampa, Fla.

Culinary Program
Chef’s Palette–The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

2004 Recipients

Andre’s French Restaurant, Las Vegas, Nev.
Apple Pie Bakery Café Sponsored by Rich Products Corporation, The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y.
The Bakery at Sullivan University, Louisville, Ky.
The Balsams Grand Resort, Dixville Notch, N.H.
The Cheesecake Factory, Inc., Calabasas Hills, Calif.
Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta
Daniel, New York
Detroit Athletic Club
Four Seasons Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Fla.
House of Yoshida, Bethel, Conn.
M, Columbus, Ohio
Mama Della’s Ristorante, Orlando, Fla.
Metro Bis, Simsbury, Conn.
Nikolai’s Roof, Atlanta
The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Minneapolis
Osia, London, England
Portobello Yacht Club, Orlando, Fla.
The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Miami
Union League Club, Chicago

2003 Recipients

Aureole, New York
Darden, Inc./Red Lobster, Orlando, Fla.
Handke’s Cuisine, Columbus, Ohio
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Hawaii
The Hunt Room at Desmond Great Valley Hotel, Malvern, Pa.
The Houston Country Club, Houston, Tex.
Joe’s Stone Crab House, Miami, Fla.
La Belle Auberge, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Le Coq au Vin, Orlando, Fla.
Norman’s, Miami, Fla.
Paul’s Porterhouse Steaks and Seafood, Dallas, Tex.
The Duquesne Club, Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
Country Club Of Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
Westchester Country Club, Rye, N.Y.
Zehnder’s, Frankenmuth, Mich.

2002 Recipients

Colavita Center of Italian Food and Wine at The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y.
K Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen, New Orleans, La.
Lafitte’s Landing Restaurant at Bittersweet Plantation, Donaldsonville, La.
Nob Hill Restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Rudys’ 2900, Finksburg, Md.
Sardine Factory, Monterey, Calif.