Every year, restaurateurs around the state are honored for work in their communities, leadership success, and entrepreneurial spirit. Winners of the Outstanding Restaurateur Award are recognized during the Night of Excellence event.
Anyone can nominate a restaurant operator for this award. Winners are chosen by their chapter members.
Nominations for 2019 are open now. All nominations should be submitted by May 1, 2019.
2018 OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR award winners:
Lonestar Cheeseburger Company
Angry Cactus West Texas Bar & Grill
house. wine. & bistro.
SALT – New American Table
McAllen - Rio Grande Chapter
Howard Restaurant Group
Doris and Paul Miller
Gr8 Plate Hospitality
2017 OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR award winners:
Chez Zee American Bistro | Austin
Damian and Trina Mandola
Mandola’s | Austin
Parigi | Dallas
Dish Society | Houston
Mike Van Syckle
Atomic Omelette and Grill | Rio Grande Valley
Copper Caboose | Lubbock
Erik Zobel and Je’na Wall (posthumous)
Zero One Ale House | San Angelo
575 Pizzeria | Amarillo
Nicha’s Comida Mexicana | San Antonio
Veronica Segovia Esparza
Absolutely Delicious Catering and Blanco BBQ | San Antonio